Test result problems for Astarloa

By Susan Westemeyer

Cyclingnews has reliably learned that Team Milram's Igor Astarloa wasn't suffering from an intestinal infection when he dropped out of the Giro d'Italia after the second stage. Instead, the Spanish former World Champion showed significant problems with what Focus magazine claimed were his blood values, and was therefore removed from the race. It was not a positive doping test, but the matter is now in the hands of the team management.

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