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Tougher testing for the Tour

Pierre Bordry has announced new tougher testing for this year's Tour de France.

Pierre Bordry has announced new tougher testing for this year's Tour de France. (Image credit: AFP)

The French Anti-Doping Agency (AFLD) has announced new tests for this year's Tour de France, designed to detect susbstances previously thought undetectable.

French sports daily L'Equipe has reported that AFLD chief Pierre Bordry did not name the substance to be 'targeted' and explained that the procedure is not yet completely ready to be rolled out.

He did confirm that the UCI has given the French agency authority to store samples for the purposes of additional testing if it is required, a condition that proved vital in the cases of Bernhard Kohl, Stefan Schumaher and Leonardo Piepoli, who all tested positive for the latest generation of EPO, CERA, during last year's Tour.

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