Originally Posted by 813wilson
It was not a legitimate test - which is why there was no additional action. A little more detail about "testing positive" .....
In '05, 12 samples from the 1999 race(120 + racers) were deemed to be positive. Of those, six were attributed to Armstrong. Interestingly, the other six samples(riders) were never identified.
The reason for the test, in the first place, was to perform additonal testing/dvelopment to prevent false positive reports. Because there was no secondary sample available - it can't be considered "positive".
L'Equipe's editor in chief Michel Dalloni has been out for Armstrong for years. He even wrote a novel - The Last Tour that completely parallels Armtrong and his team/support/ownership.
I don't have a problem with the result being thrown out, but I still think his urine sample did fail the test because he is a cheater. So yeah I believe in innocence til proven guilty, but that doesn't mean I actually believe they are innocent.