Cycling body: No doping cases from Tour de France

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Associated Press

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 9:03 AM

AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) — Cycling's governing body says no riders tested positive for doping at this past Tour de France.

The International Cycling Union says it analyzed 622 samples. The testing included 203 samples taken from riders in training and 419 during the three-week race, which was won by Chris Froome of Britain. A total of 443 blood samples and 179 urine samples were taken.

Anti-doping manager Francesca Rossi says at a briefing "we don't have any adverse finding from the Tour de France."

The total of 622 rose from 566 for the 2012 Tour at which Frank Schleck of Luxembourg tested positive for a banned diuretic.

The program included 113 urine samples tested for EPO and 15 for steroids, 22 blood samples tested for EPO-like substances and 18 for human growth hormone.

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