But, with all that, he was in yellow and about to hand them the TdF on a plate. They could have busked it, after all he's not turned in a positive result has he? It would have been hard for them but they could have done it. It's either to their credit for being scrupulous, or they know/suspect more than is being said.laurence said:if his story was that he didn't get the test notice as he was in Mexico and, therefore, with bad postal systems and thousands of miles away, but was in Italy - substantially closer (dunno about the post though), then it's not good. as he's meant to keep the UCI, DCU and, most importantly, his team know where he is, then he's been telling porkies. it puts the team in a bad position and jeopardises the other riders... plus if the UCI and/or DCU find out where he was, then there will be a large smelly stuff/air circulation device interface.
i'm surprises the ASO didn't arrange for an accident with a motorbike today, that would have made it a lot easier.