Originally Posted by alnorth
First of all, yes, they did have positive results. Its kind of hard to be caught when the UCI is completely, utterly in the tank to protecting you. A big chunk of the report was actually dedicated to strong criticism of the UCI.
Second, the new names we learned today that we didn't know about before are not random cycling nobody's that can be hand-waved away. George Hincapie was probably Armstrong's best friend in cycling and the only rider who ever raced on his team for all 7 titles. He's never spoken before and Armstrong has never spoken of him in anything but glowing terms. Also like Armstrong, Hincapie was never caught, he successfully cheated his entire career and passed every test. Yet now he's willing to admit everything.
Thats kind of a big deal in today's report, Lance cant just say THIS guy is also lying and expect us to believe it.
My mistake. Where were the positive results published and why wasn't he suspended or penalized at the time the positive results came in?
Other than a verifiable positive test result there is only hearsay, no matter who is doing the saying.