Frank Schleck Given 1-Year Doping Sentence

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Luxembourg Anti-Doping Agency president Robert Schuler says Schleck was given a 12-month backdated suspension to last year

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BRUSSELS (AP) - Luxembourg's anti-doping authorities have suspended RadioShack Nissan Trek leader Frank Schleck until July 14 after he tested positive for a banned substance during last year's Tour de France.

Luxembourg Anti-Doping Agency president Robert Schuler says Schleck was given a 12-month backdated suspension to last year's Tour, where he tested positive for the diuretic Xipamide. He has denied any wrongdoing.

The 32-year-old Schleck placed third in the 2011 Tour de France and was in 12th place overall behind leader Bradley Wiggins when he stepped out of the race July 17, five stages from the end.

Schleck will miss this year's Tour under the current suspension.


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