On a damp morning in mid-January, Michel Thetaz’s shaved legs churned the pedals of his Scott Sports carbon fiber bike down a Majorca road. The Swiss millionaire was at the Spanish vacation destination for a three- day business trip.
A backup drug test on Tour de France rider Frank Schleck confirmed a positive finding for a banned diuretic, cycling’s ruling body said in a release.
Frank Schleck quit the Tour de France after testing positive for a banned diuretic, the second drugs scandal to hit the race in a week.
Frank Schleck, who finished third at the 2011 Tour de France, was handed a one-year ban from cycling today after failing a drugs test at last year’s race.
The RadioShack-Leopard cycling team said it won’t offer another contract to Frank Schleck, who is nearing the end of a one-year ban for failing a drugs test.
Cadel Evans is set to win the Tour de France after erasing the lead of brothers Andy and Frank Schleck in yesterday’s time trial.
Slovakia’s Peter Sagan won his third stage in his first week at the Tour de France as race contender Frank Schleck lost time.
Luxembourg, smaller than Rhode Island and with fewer residents than Milwaukee, is outperforming the U.S. at the Tour de France.
Samuel Sanchez yesterday won the first mountain stage of this year’s Tour de France as three-time champion Alberto Contador lost time to Andy and Frank Schleck, two of his main rivals.
Cadel Evans became the Tour de France’s oldest winner in 88 years after taking the yellow jersey on the next-to-last day in a time trial.
"The decision to suspend me during one year is too severe considering the fact that the council acknowledged that I unintentionally consumed a contaminated product."
- Frank Schleck on Jan 30, 2013