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Tour to strip Zabel of 1996 green jersey

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Cycling News
Published:
July 14, 2007, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 22:32 BST
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First Edition Cycling News for July 14, 2007

The Tour de France will take away Erik Zabel's green points jersey from the 1996 Tour, Patrice...

The Tour de France will take away Erik Zabel's green points jersey from the 1996 Tour, Patrice Clerc, President of the Tour organizer, Amoury Sports, said on Friday in Bourg-en-Brasse. The step follows Zabel's confession that he used EPO during one week of that Tour.

Because of "technical reasons," Zabel's name has not yet been removed from the list of winners, according to the dpa. Zabel's former Team Telekom colleague, Bjarne Riis, who won the Tour that year, has already had his name removed from the list of winners, following his doping confession.

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