Tour de France director, Christian Prudhomme, expects more positives to come from the French anti-doping agency (AFLD) blood testing. The Frenchman thinks there will be one or two more riders, according to Reuters.
"I imagine there could be one or two more cases but we are a long way from the list announced by some," he said, referring to media reports that AFLD might reveal up to 14 positive controls.
The AFLD is testing for a third generation of EPO – CERA (Continuous Erythropoietin Receptor Activator) – on the blood samples it took during the Tour de France, July 5 to 27. Monday it announced the positive controls of German Stefan Schumacher and Italians Leonardo Piepoli and Riccardo Riccò.
"The police seem to be ahead of thieves, which is something we could not have imagined a few years back. ... Those who have cheated must tell themselves that they will get caught."