Pantani, Ullrich Unveiled As EPO Cheats By French Drugs Commission

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by Frédéric BOURIGAULT PARIS, France, July 24, 2013 (AFP) - Italian Marco Pantani and Germany's Jan Ullrich both used the banned blood-booster erythropoetin (EPO) during the 1998 Tour de France, a damning French parliamentary commission report said Wednesday. Pantani, who died of a cocaine overdose in 2004, won the controversial 1998 race, with Ullrich taking second place. … [Read more...]

Armstrong’s Classic Doping Cocktail

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PARIS, Jan 19, 2013 (AFP) - Lance Armstrong's monosyllabic admissions that he used a classic cocktail of doping products to win his seven Tour de France crowns came as little surprise to anti-doping experts. In his television interviews with chat show host Oprah Winfrey, the Texan admitted using blood-booster erythropoetin (EPO), blood-doping transfusions, testosterone and human growth … [Read more...]

Galimzyanov Banned For Two Years For Doping

PARIS, Dec 20, 2012 (AFP) - Russian cyclist Denis Galimzyanov, who won the Paris-Brussels race in 2011, has been suspended for two years for doping, the country's anti-doping agency said in a statement on Thursday. The organisation said the ban for the Katusha team sprinter would be backdated to April 13 this year. Galimzyanov tested positive for the banned blood booster erythropoetin … [Read more...]