Frigo and wife implicated in serious doping situation

By Tim Maloney, European Editor

Dario Frigo of the Fassa Bortolo pro cycling team was sitting in 52nd place on GC in the Tour de France, but didn't take the start on Stage 11 in Courchevel Wednesday, as he was taken from the Hotel Mercure Wednesday morning around 8am by the Gendarmes of Chambery. Frigo's wife Susanna was stopped Tuesday afternoon in a supposedly routine road patrol on her way to Courchevel to meet her husband. French customs agents searched Susanna Frigo's vehicle on the A43 autoroute near Chambery and allegedly found ten ampoules of doping products, allegedly EPO and HGH hidden in a thermos bottle packed with ice stored in the trunk.

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