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Galdeano gets French suspension

Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano, the ONCE rider who wore the leader's yellowjersey in last year's Tour de France, has been suspended for six monthsin France by its national anti-doping body CPLD. Tuesday’s announcement means that Galdeano will have to miss this summer'sTour de France, the most prestigious cycling event in the world. The Basque rider, who finished fifth in last year's race having spentseven days in yellow, was punished after positive tests for Salbutamol,including one from after the sixth stage of last season's race. Cycling's world governing body UCI did not ban the rider,

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By VeloNews Interactive wire services, Copyright AFP2003

Galdeano can't race in France for six months.

Galdeano can’t race in France for six months.

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Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano, the ONCE rider who wore the leader’s yellowjersey in last year’s Tour de France, has been suspended for six monthsin France by its national anti-doping body CPLD.

Tuesday’s announcement means that Galdeano will have to miss this summer’sTour de France, the most prestigious cycling event in the world.

The Basque rider, who finished fifth in last year’s race having spentseven days in yellow, was punished after positive tests for Salbutamol,including one from after the sixth stage of last season’s race.

Cycling’s world governing body UCI did not ban the rider, saying hehad had permission to use it for therapeutic purposes, but the CPLD hasdecided to interpret the rules differently and taken action against therider.
Copyright AFP2003



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