This is total BS. Three times positive for cocaine would seem to me to be grounds for exclusion. As others have rightly pointed out on this forum, the guy should be seeking the help of professional therapists not professional counsel. I would hope that most people who tested postive for cocaine use would be at least temporarily denied the right to work.
"The Tour de France doesn't want Tom Boonen, but the Quick Step rider is willing to go to court to force the race to accept him. The team, however, has said that it assumes Boonen would not start in the Tour.
Boonen recently tested positive for cocaine in an out-of-competition control.
"We will file a complaint before the court in Paris," Boonen's attorney, Luc Deleu told the Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws. He said that his client has not yet heard anything official from the Tour organizers.
"Cocaine use outside of competition is not doping, no matter how you look at it," Deleu said. "If he is excluded then Boonen would be denied his right to work, based on an arbitrary decision by the Tour organiser ASO."