When riders start to make up stories like this to protest their innocence it starts to sound like they are lying, a crash wouldn't change the blood volume, because blood circulates and certainly couldn't cause the blood to change group!!Tim Bennet. said:Vinokourov has insisted he has done nothing wrong, telling French sports newspaper L'Equipe: "It's a mistake. I never doped, that's not the way I see my profession.
"I think it's a mistake in part due to my crash. I have spoken to the team doctors who had a hypothesis that there was an enormous amount of blood in my thighs, which could have led to my positive test."