New Tour doping case looms?

By Cyclingnews staff

Following the exclusion of pre-race favourite Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana), race leader Michael Rasmussen (Rabobank) and Christian Moreni (Cofidis) from the race, hopes that the Tour de France would get to Paris with no further scandals appear uncertain due to rumours that another doping case has taken place.

Unconfirmed reports have said that a prominent rider tested positive on last Sunday's Pyrenean stage to Plateau de Beille.

Tour de France organisers ASO have called a press conference for 11 am on Saturday, where they are expected to elaborate further on the situation.

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