*NEWS FLASH* – Gonzalez Positive

Sep 28 2005

Aitor Gonzalez, winner of this year’s Tour de Suisse and perennial favorite for the ProTour’s non-existant “Least Consistent Rider” award, has allegedly tested positive for an unknown substance at this year’s Vuelta a Espana. Though reported only by l’Equipe, and unconfirmed as of yet through official channels, if true, this would be the third major dope catch at the Vuelta in the past two years (after Santi Perez and Tyler Hamilton). It kinda makes you wonder what the Vuelta is doing that the other Grand Tours aren’t. I’m also kinda curious as to why I always first hear about doping offenses from l’Equipe.

(BTW, we scooped both VeloNews and cyclingnews on this one.)

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