Okay this is pissing me off but good. I haven't been reading posting recently RL has just been too much, but when I read about Armstrong's supposed doping I had to say a few things. Where I am coming from. I am about the same age and had the same type of cancer. I didn't have the brain tumor but had larger metastasis than Lance did. I know a bit about cancer, treatment and drugs. That was for a while the only information stuck in my head. I still have large holes in my knowledge of other things. EPO is a drug used primarily to treat cancer patients. They run ads for it. It goes by the trade name ProCrit. Think old people not being able to get around with no energy. EPO is a naturally occurring substance in the body. Its production is triggered by low blood counts. Chemotherapy plays hell with all sorts of endocrine system. The most popular drug for testicular cancer (Cis-platin (just replaced in the last year by Carbo-platin) both platinum derivatives, in addition to causing nerve damage play hell on the kidneys (which by the way is where EPO is made) Since EPO is naturally occurring they can only compare to baseline normals. When they were doing the test they were actually *CALIBRATING THE SYSTEM* In summary. 1) The sample is 7 years old and may have been contaminated (intentionally or not) 2) The test is only in beta right now 3) Even if the test was a true positive there are lots of non doping explanations. 4) Even if it was doping there are legitimate medical reasons (Which are allowed by sanctioning bodies, especially if there is no other treatment (which there is none for EPO(transfusions actually lower EPO levels)) The hell with the researchers who insinuated this. (Never actually said it out right) The hell with the reporters who won't let this drop. Like something that might have happened 7 years ago matters. Its not like they will put a star next to the 7 in the record books.