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Tour no longer lists Riis as champ after doping admission

Updated: June 7, 2007, 8:58 AM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- The Tour de France no longer considers Bjarne Riis the winner of the 1996 race after the Danish cyclist admitted using performance-enhancing drugs.

Because of what he admitted, he is not the winner of the Tour de France. Riis did not win.

Lawyer for cycling's cycling's governing body

"We have removed him from the list" because of the doping admission, Tour spokesman Philippe Sudres said Thursday. "We consider philosophically that he can ...

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