By VeloNews Interactive wire services, Copyright AFP2003
The body Fabrice Salanson, who was found dead in his hotel bed ahead of the Tour of Germany, showed no traces of doping substances, state prosecutors in Dresden, Germany, said Friday. Salanson, 23, was slated to begin the German tour on Tuesday, but his roommate and friend Sylvain Chavanel found him dead when he woke up that morning. The Dresden prosecutors’ findings, from hair, urine and blood samples, confirmed early, provisional tests. They also established the cause of death as heart-related. Salanson turned professional in 2000 with Bonjour and switched to Boulangere at the end of the 2002 season.
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