By Monika Prell
Iban Mayo, who has tested positive for EPO in the A sample, taken at the second rest day of the Tour de France in Pau, will know the results of the B sample only at the end of August. He and his Saunier Duval team knew yesterday that the counter analysis will be made on August 20 at the University of Gent, Belgium.
As reported by Noticias de Gipuzkoa, Mayo asked for the B sample analysis a few days after he knew that the A sample showed the positive result. Since the announcement, the Basque cyclist, who switched to Saunier Duval this season after spending seven years with his home team Euskaltel–Euskadi, had not talked to the media and stayed at home with his family.
If the positive result is confirmed, this could mean the end of the career of the almost 30 year-old, who would have to stop racing for two years.