Spanish authorities have released a bag of blood captured in the raid in Madrid last year. Jan Ullrich‘s attorneys are trying to keep a saliva sample he gave in September from being DNA tested and compared to the blood sample.

The DNA comparison could prove the use of performance-enhancing drugs. But it also could clear the 1997 Tour de France winner, allowing the German to find a new team.

I hope that he is innocent, and if the test is made I hope that it somehow clears him. I am not really sure how it could, though; one sample does not necessarily prove his innocence. It is unfortunate that he needs to.