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Aug 29, 2011 4:45 PM by Gene Cotton

UCI: No more positive tests at Tour de France

PARIS (AP) - The International Cycling Union says there were no more positive doping tests at this year's Tour de France.

The UCI said in a statement Monday that the "the last samples received from the Chatenay-Malabry, Lausanne and Cologne laboratories all showed a negative result."

That means only Alexandr Kolobnev failed a doping test at the Tour.

The Russian tested positive midway through the race when traces of a substance called Hydrochlorothiazide were found in his urine sample. It is a diuretic that can also be used as a masking agent hiding the presence of other drugs.

UCI President Pat McQuaid welcomed the news, saying that it "highlights the quality of the various anti-doping measures brought in by the UCI in recent years."

 

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