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Luca Paolini Tests Positive – Withdrawn from Tour de France

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Luca Paolini (Ita) Team Katusha  ©  Cor Vos
July 10, 2015 – Team Katusha has been informed tonight by the UCI that Italian rider Luca Paolini has been notified of an Adverse Analytical Finding. The presence of cocaine has been detected in a sample collected on July 7th.

According to the UCI Regulations the rider has been provisionally suspended with immediate effect. In application of the Team policy the rider has been immediately withdrawn from the Tour de France.

Bearing in mind the anti doping regulations, the team will wait until the analysis of the B sample has been conducted before taking any further action or making any further comment.

Team Katusha is fully determined to collaborate with the anti-doping agencies in order to resolve the matter.

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