Schleck to learn fate in Xipamide case on Wednesday

Fränk Schleck is scheduled to appear on Wednesday at the House of Sport Luxembourg

LUXEMBOURG (AFP) — Fränk Schleck expects to learn his fate on Wednesday night over his doping case from the 2012 Tour de France. Schleck tested positive for the banned diuretic Xipamide and has protested his innocence over three hearings with the Luxembourg anti-doping authority (ALAD).

Schleck is expected to appear on Wednesday at 16:00 GMT at the House of Sport Luxembourg to learn the verdict.

According to local media, the ALAD recently sent a letter to Schleck’s counsel claiming it it had “abandoned the theory of
Prohibited Method.”
Schleck, therefore, hopes that his sanction is minimal. If proven to have suffered accidental ingestion, the sanction could range from a simple reprimand to a suspension of six months to two years.
His lawyers have repeatedly pointed out that the amount of Xipamide, a diuretic used as a masking agent or weight loss aid, detected in his urine was “infinitesimal.”
Schleck tested positive after the 13th stage of the Tour de France on July 14, which finished in Cap d’Agde. He left the race on the second rest day and was 12th overall at the time.