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UCI Says No Further Positive Tests On Tour
Always good news, and great to see:
PARIS (AP)—The International Cycling Union says there were no further positive doping tests at this year Tour de France.
The UCI said in a statement Monday that the “the last samples received from the Chatenay-Malabry, Lausanne and Cologne laboratories all showed a negative result.”
That means only Alexandr Kolobnev failed a doping test at the Tour.
The Russian tested positive midway through the race when traces of a substance called Hydrochlorothiazide were found in his urine sample. It is a diuretic that can also be used as a masking agent hiding the presence of other drugs.
UCI President Pat McQuaid welcomed the news, saying that it “highlights the quality of the various anti-doping measures brought in by the UCI in recent years.”