99 tour: 80 samples retro-tested and only 10 were positive for EPO. Blows the 'everyone was at it' argument out of the water for me.
Did you see the results of the French commission investigation into the 98 Tour last month?
When combining the EPO abuse confessions of the two riders testing negative with all the positive test results, it was indicated that 35 out of the 38 retrospectively tested riders (92%) had been using EPO in the 1998 Tour de France. A number, which came on top of the additional 9 out of 9 Festina riders and 2 out of 9 TVM riders, who already had confessed EPO abuse due to their implication in the prior police investigations.
Now of course they may have cleaned up their act in `99...