2007 Cycling Doping Scandals

2007 has been another torrid year for professional cycling. Doping scandals have continued to engulf the sport, with many of the top riders being embroiled in a seemingly endless series of scandals.

The Tour de France was overshadowed by the race leader Michael Rasmussen being withdrawn on the suspicion of lying about his wheareabouts. Other big Cycling doping scandals include:

  • Admissions by Patrick Sinkewitz of T Mobile
  • Blood doping Alexandr Vinokourov of Kazakhstan (after miraculous recovery in time trial stage). Vinokourov fell under suspicion for working with notorious doctor Michele Ferrari. But, this was the first time Vinokourov failed a doping test
  • Tyler Hamilton (recently served a 2 year ban for a similar offence
  • Admissions by Bjarne Riss he won the Tour de France under the influence of EPO
  • On going investigations as part of Operacion Puerto – This Spanish investigation implicated many top riders such as Jan Ulrich and Ivan Basso
  • Floyd Landis unsuccessful in attempts to clear his name following his doping test failure
  • Christian Moreni and Bjorn Leukemans

Tour de France doping scandals 2007

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