Basque rider Unai Yus has been suspended and is likely to be sacked by his team, Bouygues Telecom, after being found in possession of substances which are not on the team's official medicine list.
Jean-Rene Bernaudeau, whose team includes former Tour de France yellow jersey wearer Thomas Voeckler, said the team’s rules on doping and illegal substances had to be respected to the letter.
"He was found in possession of a medicine which has not been prescribed by the team doctor, which is strictly forbidden by our own team rules," said Bernaudeau. "We've suspended him. The rules have to be respected. Bernadeau added that the 31-year-old Yus is now likely to receive paperwork telling him he has been sacked.
Yus, who has been a professional since 1999 and at the French outfit for the past two years, did not start Monday's 10th stage won by Spaniard Francisco.