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Mayo talks

By Monika Prell

Yesterday, Iban Mayo talked publicly for the first time since he was tested positive on EPO at the second rest day of the Tour de France. The B sample was analysed in the University of Gent (Belgium) and then sent to a laboratory in Australia, where it stays at the moment.

The Saunier Duval rider talked yesterday to the Basque television channel ETB. "I don't know anything about the result of the counter-analysis." He confessed that he is not very happy. "I would like to know something as soon as possible, because this wait is despairing. Waiting for such a long time is hard. Every day you believe that this will be the day or that the following will be the day, but the days pass and you don't know anything, and this is despairing. I hope to know the result as soon as possible", said Mayo according to Noticias de Gipuzkoa.

The Basque said that he passed the time since he knew the positive result of the first analysis pretty badly. "For sure I passed it badly, very badly in some moments. In other moments you take it easier, mainly when you are surrounded by your family, your friends and people who love you. But yes, there were situations and moments when I passed it very badly, because what happened to me was a very hard slap in the face", confirmed Mayo.

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