L’Equipe reports that tests on the second (B) sample taken from Alexander Vinokourov, the Kazakh rider who was thrown out of the Tour (with his team), shows that he indeed received a transfusion of someone else’s blood. Vino was ejected after winning the 13th stage of the Tour de France on 24 July 2007. Stage winners are always tested for doping, so it seems like a very stupid thing for him to have attempted. Vino says he never did anything wrong and will fight the charges. Like Floyd Landis, he says the lab results are incorrect. I have to admit I am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. How could Vinokourov even considered blood doping, knowing that he would be tested at the end if he won?