Tour anti-doping controls clean so far

The UCI Anti-doping commission has reported that all urine and blood samples taken during the Tour up to July 9, 2005, have been analysed by the Châtenay-Malabry laboratory. There have been no infringements to the UCI anti-doping regulations, nor on the 2005 prohibited list.

Despite this, there have been two riders who have been ejected from the Tour for doping/health reasons. Evgeni Petrov (Lampre) had a high hematocrit before stage 10 and was prevented from starting, while Dario Frigo was taken away by police before stage 11, after his wife Susanna was found with a quantity of EPO and HGH in her car. Allegedly, she initially argued that the drugs were for Botox treatment, but after she was placed in police custody and interrogated for two days, she admitted that the drugs were for Dario.

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