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Mayo's B sample in Australia

Iban Mayo

Iban Mayo (Image credit: Sirotti)

By Monika Prell

After a long wait, there is finally some news about the counter-analysis of Iban Mayo's B-sample. The Saunier Duval rider was tested on the second rest day of the Tour de France, and his A sample came back positive for EPO.

The B sample was then sent to the laboratory of the University of Gent (Belgium), which finished its analysis on Friday, August 24. Since then, there was no news about the results, but Saturday, Diario Vasco announced that the B sample has been sent to Australia to comply with regulations that every EPO test has to be run in two laboratories.

Iban Mayo signed this year for Saunier Duval, but the squad's management has already announced they will not re-sign Mayo for 2008. The rider is now training in his home region of Bizkaia.

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