Cycling

2013 TDF tests clean

2013-08-20 16:02
Chris Froome (Getty Images)
Aigle - The International Cycling Union (UCI) says no riders tested positive for doping at the Tour de France this year after completing its analysis of 622 samples.

UCI anti-doping manager Francesca Rossi says 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.

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

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.

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

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