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German prosecutors open criminal investigation against Sinkewitz

Updated: July 20, 2007, 12:12 PM ET
Associated Press

BERLIN -- German prosecutors opened a criminal investigation into T-Mobile rider Patrik Sinkewitz, who tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone before the Tour de France.

Joerg Schindler, a spokesman for the state justice ministry, told The Associated Press on Friday the Bonn district attorney's office is following up on an anonymous complaint filed in June against the cyclist.

Sinkewitz, who tested positive in training on June 8, was accused of "fraud or damages ...

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