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Schleck's failed test confirmed by B sample

The Sports Network

7/20/2012 12:56:38 PM

Brive-la-Gaillarde, France (Sports Network) - The failed doping test of Luxembourg cyclist Frank Schleck has been confirmed by his B sample, the International Cycling Union said Friday.

UCI initially informed Schleck on Tuesday, an off-day for the Tour de France, that a urine sample collected from the rider last weekend showed the presence of Xipamide, a diuretic.

The cycling body will now open a disciplinary procedure against Schleck, who finished third in the Tour last year and was running 12th this year before his team, RadioShack-Nissan, pulled him from the race on Tuesday.