No Positive Results At The 2014 Tour de France

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PARIS, Sept 02, 2014 – There were no positive dope tests at this
year’s Tour de France, world cycling’s governing body the UCI announced on
Tuesday.

“All the samples collected were systematically analysed to detect
stimulants and erythropoiesis,” said the UCI, the latter being the process
which produces red blood cells.

“Isotope-ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS) was also analysed in a certain
number of samples, in particular to detect testosterone abuse and its
precursors.”

A total of 719 blood and urine samples were taken on this year’s Tour,
compared to 622 a year ago, with the testing carried out at a laboratory in
France.

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