A Health Net press release (published by VeloNews.com) confirms what's been rumored for weeks - that Aussie Nathan O'Neill tested positive at this year's Tour of Elk Grove.
According to the team, the eight-time national time trial champion obtained the medication legally. However, he did not follow proper team protocol concerning the use of prescription drugs obtained, directed to be obtained or approved by the team's doctor.
The result now calls into question the team's win in the National Race Calendar series. This year's NRC battle between Health Net and Toyota-United was the closest of the past five years.