Tuesday, May 20, 2008

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Austrian triathlete tests positive for EPO
Posted by: Annie Emmerson
Posted on: Tuesday 20th May 2008

According to reports from several other international websites the Austrian triathlete and potential Olympian Lisa Hutthaler, has tested positive for EPO. This is a two stage process though and although her A sample is positive, the test won't be confirmed until the B sample has been tested. Hutthaler is one of Austria's leading triathletes and was hoping to gain qualification for the Beijing Olympics. Last year Hutthaler had several top 30 places in ITU World Cup races, but her best result came this year when she finished tenth at the Ishigaki World Cup in Japan.

It seems as if the Austrian athlete is surrounded by controversy at the moment. A bike crash that took place at the New Plymouth World Cup in April involving the current Olympic Champion Kate Allen, was said to have been caused by Hutthaler and the Austrian federation and the ITU are currently investigating reports that the accident may have been caused deliberately .

Tri247.com, also here

OK, one comment, this sort of thing shouldn't be released before the B sample is tested.

1 comment:

  1. Bridging up from the second pack up to the front pack on the bike at Ishigaki and finishing in the top-10... That was the first time I saw something like that. Also I don't like to do "country profiling", but...