The German media were quick to get reactions regarding the positive test from German Tour hopeful Andreas Klöden's team-mate Vinokouorv. Radsport-aktiv.de, hosts of the Astana fan site provided some of the more emphatic reactions.
Rene Haselbacher (Team Astana):
"I am overwhelmed and absolutely shocked. I can't say any more. We will still start the Sachsen Tour."
Marc Madiot (Team Manager, Fdjeux):
"A surprise? Not really!"
Theo de Rooij, Team Manager, (Rabobank):
"It is amazing, how the results of doping controls are unpacked for the press. That was the case at the Giro and now it goes on that way. It is especially the French press, which has a very aggressive attitude."
Roger Legeay, Team Manager, (Credit Agricole):
"What a shock. That is unbearable. Where do we go from here?
Jens Heppner, Team Manager (Team Wiesenhof):
"I don't know what to say," Heppner told the Associated Press. "How can you do something like that today. Vinokourov doesn't really need any more money or fame. It only makes sense that the team leaves the Tour. Vino was always the leading figure, who brought on virtually all the sponsors. I find it too bad for Klöden, although he wouldn't have been able to win the Tour anyway. So the team's decision isn't so hard for him." He added that other doping cases may come to light. "It is still possible that more cases will be presented in the next few days. I wish the best for cycling, but it wouldn't surprise me."