Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Feeling sad for Vini!

Vinokourov positive for transfusion, Astana quits Tour

The Tour de France was rocked by news that Astana's battered team leader, Alexandre Vinokourov, tested positive for a homologous blood transfusion after Saturday's time trial in Albi. L'Equipe reported on Tuesday afternoon that the Kazakh's blood had shown evidence of a transfusion from another person with a compatible blood type in an analysis done in the Ch√Ętenay-Malabry laboratory. The positive test was later confirmed by the Astana team.