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Saturday, August 27, 2005
With yet another effort to derail the machine that is Lance Armstrong, the French have come up with another accusation. This time, L'Equipe (French rag) states that Lance used the red blood cell enhancing drug EPO in 1999. Prior to 1999 by Lance's own admission, he used EPO (prescribed of course) to help combat the effects of chemotherapy.

The national anti-doping lab located in Chatenay-Malabry, France is the reviewing and testing authority for the urine samples from riders in the Tour de Lance. Now, when the urine comes in for testing, it is labeled with an assigned number, not a name. To wit: there is not a correlation between the riders and their urine as far as the lab is concerned. Apparently, the lab received the samples 15 of which tested positive for EPO. The lab does not know who tested positive, all they know is that 15 persons tested positive...but somehow, the frog newspaper staff claims they know. I think that Victor Hugo Pena (one of Lance's former teammates) said it best:
"The French are bad losers who cannot accept his supremacy on the Tour."
After his 7th win, Lance addressed the accusers during his parting speech:
"I'm sorry for you. I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles."
Le Dummies.

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