Del Olmo tests positive, dropped from Euskatel

Tour de France rider Txema Del Olmo of Spain has been dropped by his team Euskaltel after failing a dope test, sources close to the Spanish outfit confirmed Sunday. The results of the rider's second B-sample are not yet known, but the 28-year-old Del Olmo did not compete in Saturday's seventh stage from Strasbourg to Colmar. Tour officials said before the start of this year's race that any rider who returned a positive sample would be prevented from competing, even before the results of the second test were known. copyright AFP2001

By VeloNews Interactive wire services, copyright AFP2001

Tour de France rider Txema Del Olmo of Spain has been dropped by his team Euskaltel after failing a dope test, sources close to the Spanish outfit confirmed Sunday.

The results of the rider’s second B-sample are not yet known, but the 28-year-old Del Olmo did not compete in Saturday’s seventh stage from Strasbourg to Colmar.

Tour officials said before the start of this year’s race that any rider who returned a positive sample would be prevented from competing, even before the results of the second test were known.

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