Wednesday, April 04, 2007

German athletes still cheat

German authorities are claiming that DNA analysis proves blood samples confiscated during a Spanish investigation into a doping ring belong to Jan Ullrich. Ullrich retired in February following his dismissal from the T-Mobile team in June 2006 after it was alleged he was implicated in 'Operacion Puerto' - a doping case against Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes. The prosecuter told German TV channel n-tv: 'We had nine blood samples which we could compare to the DNA tests from Jan Ullrich. By doing this we could identify Jan Ullrich. 'It shows that the blood (Ullrich's) was stored there (with Fuentes).

Is a story about drugs in cycling really shocking anymore? Real news would be if they ever found a champion cycler who rode clean. But this is as likely as Lance Armstrong getting back on his bike for another Tour de France. Or growing another teste.

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