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Rest day doping tests

51 riders were required to do a blood test yesterday in Tignes during the first rest day of the Tour de France. Riders from six different teams (CSC, QuickStep, Euskaltel, Bouygues Telecom, Saunier Duval and Barloworld) were tested between 8am and 8.45am during the surprise tests.

Of the 51 tests, all came back negative, and all riders are allowed to start Stage 9. Since the start of the Tour a total of 104 tests have been carried out.

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