Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Cristian Moreni tests positive for testosterone

According to, yes you guessed it right, L'Equipe, Cristian Moreni (Cofidis) tested positive for testosterone after Stage 11 between Marseille and Montpellier. Here's the story in English from turkishpress.com.

At the same time, Vinokourov told L'Equipe:

"It's a mistake. I never doped, that's not the way I see my profession," the newspaper quoted him as saying. "I think it's a mistake in part due to my crash. I have spoken to the team doctors who had a hypothesis that there was an enormous amount of blood in my thighs, which could have led to my positive test. [...] "I think it's a mistake in part due to my crash. I have spoken to the team doctors who had a hypothesis that there was an enormous amount of blood in my thighs, which could have led to my positive test. [...] It's been going on for months and today they're managing to demolish me," he said. "The setting up of our team made a lot of people jealous and now we're paying the price. It's a shame to leave the Tour this way, but I don't want to waste time in proving my innocence. [...] I heard that I made a transfusion with my father's blood," Vinokourov said. "That's absurd, I can tell you that with his blood, I would have tested positive for vodka."


Update: Team Cofidis has also announced its withdrawal from the Tour (as reported by L'Equipe).

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