Gonchar did a transfusion or EPO or something, and the internal blood profiling in T-Mobile caught it, and they booted him.
Usually, almost always, the teams are complicit. Usually, almost always, the teams provide the docs and the expertise and the dope itself. Then the riders may or may not do something “on top” of that. (Like when Basso defied Riis at CSC and did his own Spanish doc thing).
But T-Mobile’s ass is on the line. Too much Ullrich, too much Riis, too much Zabel, too much Jef d’Hont’s book.
So now the baby has been tossed with the bathwater.
You would think Velonews and others would really cover this like kudzu in North Carolina, it’s the biggest thing to go down in a long time …. it shows a “tipping point” shift in the doping equation. But, they are what they are. More on the dip shit side of the spectrum than the curious. Pretty much what goes down all over MSM media these days.by