*NEWS FLASH* – Heras Positive

Nov 7 2005

Or more accurately, “non-negative”, though if it’s not negative, there’s really only one thing it could be. According to Cyclingnews, the non-negative A sample came from Stage 20, in which Heras rode a blistering TT, coming in second and expanding his lead over Denis Menchov. He could, of course, still be exonerated by a clean B sample.

For you optimists out there, it’s important to note that the EPO must have been taken no more than 3-4 days (scroll down) before the positive sample, and would not have taken effect for 2-3 weeks (updated link 12/14 | scroll down) after it was first injected, meaning that Heras’ season would have been over before its effects were felt.

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3 Responses to “*NEWS FLASH* – Heras Positive”

  1. Anonymous 7 November 2005 at 11:28 pm #

    that contradicts the micro dosing theoryy. That is, if he had enough in his system, and his crit was high enough, he just needed a little boost to maintain it.

  2. Jon Shea 8 November 2005 at 12:46 am #

    Drat, Cosmo, I just got the news and hoped I could scoop you, but you’re too fast.

  3. Anonymous 9 November 2005 at 3:45 pm #

    If not negative, could be undecided or undetermined! In math, zero is both non-negative and non-positive… In this case the WADA approved test result is non-negative because only the A-sample is in. [++] is positive, [–] is negative, [+-] or [-+] is neither but in effect negative. Actually, [-+] wouldn’t occur because the B-sample is not used if the A-sample is negative.

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