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Schleck to miss this year's Tour after backdated ban

Updated: 2013-02-01 08:01
By Reuters in Paris ( China Daily)

Frank Schleck will miss the 2013 Tour de France after he was handed a one-year backdated ban for failing a doping test during last year's race, the Luxembourg Anti-Doping Agency said on Wednesday.

Schleck to miss this year's Tour after backdated ban

Schleck, third overall in the 2011 Tour, tested positive for the diuretic Xipamide following the 13th stage.

ALAD representative Raymond Mousty told a news conference that the ban started from the day Schleck failed the test on July 14, 2012.

Schleck to miss this year's Tour after backdated ban

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