Rorkes Drift wrote: Actually, the relationship was uncovered by an investigative journalist; I did not simply lift it from a messageboard. Cyclingnews reported the relationship on July 6, 2006, after the German press agency dpa reported that "Gerolsteiner team manager Hans-Michael Holczer had confirmed information according to which his Tour de France leader, American Levi Leipheimer, had possible contacts with controversial preparatore Michele Ferrari."
"At the start of stage five in Beauvais, Holczer admitted that Leipheimer had stayed in the same hotel during a training camp on Spanish island Tenerife last year. 'But he assured me once again that he isn't working with the Italian,' said Holczer."
There you go. In print, with quotes, in a reputable news source.
Wow! They confirmed they said he as POSSIBLE contacts? Oh me oh my! He stayed in the same hotel? Oh the horror.
This is journalism, allright. Yellow journalism.
You're absolutely correct, neighbor. His "proof" consists of POSSIBLE contact. They stayed in the same hotel once. That's the "proof" that he worked with Ferrari. Pathetic really, but hardly surprising since he seems to repeatedly mistaken rumor and innuendo for proof.