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June 30, 2005

All clear: no riders fail medical or doping tests

BBC SPORT | Tour riders are cleared to race

With less than 48 hours until racing begins, Tour de France organizers announced that all 189 riders from all 21 teams in this year's Tour were green-lighted after 2-hour medical and doping tests.

Last year, one rider, Euskaltel-Euskadi's Gorka Gonzalez, had a hematocrit over 50 and was not allowed to start.

Posted by Frank Steele on June 30, 2005 in Doping, Top Stories, Tour news | Permalink


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Hey, anyone know the details of the special drug test the French ministry of sport gave Lance yesterday?

Posted by: rivlax at Jul 2, 2005 9:02:09 AM

It was a "Random" test, I think they do them daily along with the top 3 overall and stage winners

Posted by: Imon2wheels at Jul 2, 2005 6:10:02 PM

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