Friday, July 27, 2007

From the rumor mill: Mauricio Soler tested positive

So far it is unconfirmed, but allegedly there's a new doping case: Mauricio Soler (Barloworld), current holder of the polka-dot jersey and winner of Stage 9 in Briançon, is said to have tested positive for an unknown substance after Stage 14. There is a ASO press conference scheduled for 11am CEST (2am PDT). The original claim seemed to have come from the Belgian newspaper "Het Laatste Neuws". Eurosport.com, Eurosport.de (translated) and radsportnews.net (translated) have already picked up the story.

Update 7/28, 16:00 CEST:

ASO has denied that Soler had tested positive; Soler was not even tested after Stage 14. So luckily it has only been a rumor.

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