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Astana truck searched at border

By:
Susan Westemeyer
Published:
July 21, 2009, 17:36 BST,
Updated:
July 21, 2009, 16:55 BST
Edition:
Second Edition Cycling News, Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Team Astana takes the podium after its win in the TTT

Team Astana takes the podium after its win in the TTT

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Nothing suspicious found

An Astana team truck was stopped and searched by Swiss customs agents on Tuesday, as the Tour de France crossed into Switzerland from France. 

"That took at least three hours," Astana spokesman Philippe Maertens told the German press agency dpa.  "They opened every suitcase and looked at everything."  Nothing suspicious was found.

When asked if he felt if investigators were concentrating on his team, Maertens said, "I would not use that expression."

The team has also been subject to multiple doping controls during the race. 

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