Thursday, February 09, 2012

Koldo Gil wins Tour de Suisse - six years late

Due to Jan Ullrich's two-year ban and forfeiture of results obtained post-May 1, 2005, retired Basque climbing ace Koldo Gil has been awarded the overall victory in the 2006 edition of the Tour de Suisse. Six years ago the then-Saunier Duval rider lost out to the big German in the final time trial after having won stage six, but the inimitable escalador is now set to be awarded the win - three years after having retired.

The Burlata, Navarra, native is yet to comment on winning the biggest race of his career, a career that was cruelly cut short in 2009 after being left without a team. The 34-year-old also lists a stage-win in the Giro and the overall in the Euskal Bizikleta, Vuelta a Murcia, Vuelta a Castilla y León and Vuelta a Asturias among his top achievements.


azanca02 said...

I am so tired of all this digging up stuff from 6 years ago. The CAS and WADA and everyone else are wasting money. Instead of worrying about the past they need to put this money into better future tests.

Kristof said...

Indeed, so ridiculous it gets funny. Koldo Gil surely clean... Time this hypocrite stuff stops. We all know that in period 1992 - 2006 each guy which finished in giro/tour/vuelta in top 10 did not this on water and meat... So either you leave all this classements as they were, are you throw them all completely away so there are no winners anymore.


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