95th Tour de France - Saunier Duval Statement re:
Official statement of the Saunier Duval/Scott team on Riccardo Ricco and their
withdrawal from the Tour.
SAUNIER DUVAL-SCOTT announce that just an hour before the start of today's
stage, the French anti-doping agency notified Riccardo Riccò that he'd tested
positive for a banned substance after the fourth stage of the Tour de France
Although the Tour organisers allow teams to continue to participate after a
positive test, given Riccò ´s important role to the team in the race, SAUNIER
DUVAL-SCOTT have decided to withdraw in order to preserve the positive image of
the team's sponsors and the Tour de France itself. Riccò has been suspended.
Moreover, the team has decided to temporarily abandon competition activities
until this unfortunate incident is clarified.
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