Spanish rider Moises Dueñas was transported to a court in Tarbes on Thursday morning. After testing positive for blood-booster EPO, police found several forbidden substances in the Barloworld rider's hotel room, which is why he was arrested and held in custody overnight. Dueñas will now have to explain himself about the doping substances to a criminal court.
In France, the possession of doping products is a criminal offense. The 27 year-old could face up to five years imprisonment and a fine of up to 75,000 Euros if severe doping products like EPO or anabolic steroids were found. The nature of the products seized has not yet been revealed. A team spokesperson told Cyclingnews, "The doctor of the team is not involved as the substances weren't given by the doctor."