According to Gripper, Mayo's B sample was transferred to a laboratory in Gent, Belgium because the Châtenay-Malabry laboratory in Paris, where the original sample was tested, was closed for the holidays. "To ensure that the rider could have the B sample done more quickly, we transferred the sample, but the Gent laboratory just couldn't get the sample to confirm the Paris result,"
"In Gent, they use a slightly different technique than the Paris laboratory," she added.
The UCI has now requested the Spanish Cycling Federation fully explain its decision to close the case. "We are waiting for the Spanish federation's report but anyway, the B sample will be tested again in Paris,"
UCI president Pat McQuaid told Reuters.
Translation = "Gent wouldn't give us the result we told them to give us. So, we're going to pretend the Gent result never happened, and give it back to Châtenay-Malabry. It's so hard to find people who just do what they're told."
And correct me if I'm wrong... but why are they trying to "get the sample to confirm the Paris result?"
The B sample is either negative or non-negative. You don't just keep testing it until it returns the results you want!