French police open doping investigation after Arkea-Samsic hotel search at Tour de France

NICE FRANCE AUGUST 28 Warren Barguil of France Clement Russo of France Kevin Ledanois of France Winner Andrew Anacona of Colombia Nairo Quintana Rojas of Colombia and Team Arkea Samsic during the 107th Tour de France 2020 Team Arkea Samsic Training TDF2020 LeTour on August 28 2020 in Nice France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Arkea Samsic (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

French police have opened a preliminary investigation with a suspicion of doping in a “small part” of the Arkéa-Samsic team at this year’s Tour de France, according to the French AFP news agency. 

The Marseille prosecutor's office confirmed the formal opening of the investigation to AFP on Monday, as riders and team travelled home from the three-week race, where Tadej Pogačar snatched overall victory from fellow Slovenian Primož Roglič in Saturday’s final time trial stage.  

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