Lab same as one in the Lance controversy
The lab in question is known as the LNDD (Laboratoire National de Dépistage du Dopage), the French national anti-doping lab in the Paris suburb of Chatenay-Malabry.
And only five months later, the same lab and the two supposedly divided organizations are together to publically release the premature guilt of Floyd Landis.
The Vrijman report, in its critique of the WADA's handling of the Lance controversy, found that the WADA violated its own assumptions in order to attack Lance Armstrong. In the conclusion Vrijman writes,
WADA had also the intention that the research results, in combination with the additional information requested by WADA, be used for disciplinary purposes against individual athletes, directly contrary to its representation that the results would not be used “for any sanction purpose ”. In this sense one can speak of targeting by WADA of the participants of the 1998 and 1999 Tours de France (128).
Vrijman also found that "the LNDD violated applicable rules on athlete conﬁdentiality by commenting publicly on the alleged positive ﬁndings, especially in relation with a particular rider, Lance Armstrong."