MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Former Tour de France rider Remy Di Gregorio and another suspect have been placed under preliminary investigation in connection with a doping investigation.
They appeared in a Marseille court Thursday. In French law, preliminary investigation is a step short of being charged. It was not announced when they will next appear in court.
Di Gregorio was arrested and suspended by his Cofidis team Tuesday. He's suspected of possession of doping products or equipment prohibited without medical justification. On his way out of the courthouse, he said he "can still look at myself in the mirror. I have never doped."
The second man placed under preliminary investigation is suspected of administering a banned substance or procedure to an athlete and illegally practicing medicine.