Oh hell…I hope not. Right now the story from ESPN is that his first sample tested positive for testosterone. They’re currently doing a test on his second sample.
As a cycling fan, this might be the straw that breaks the camels back for me. When I heard Basso and Ullrich, and others, were denied their entry into the Tour on another doping scandle I thew up my arms. I actually only watched the last few stages this year, where in past years I would’ve watched or listened to most of the stages. There is just way too much of this going on for the sport to be reputable.
The main question I would have is who is not being reputable. Either the International Cycling Union is really screwed up and/or their tests are just not realistic, or the athletes are being complete idiots and trying to cheat as much as possible. Or both, I guess. Hell, the nine that were kicked out of the Tour before it even started didn’t even fail a test…they were just associated with the wrong doctor! They really need to get their act together over there.