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Duenas Nevado pulls out of Tour, detained by police

Updated: July 16, 2008, 1:04 PM ET
Associated Press

FOIX, France -- French police detained Spanish cyclist Moises Duenas Nevado on Wednesday after he tested positive for the banned blood booster EPO during the Tour de France.

Police detained Duenas Nevado, who rides for Barloworld and was 19th overall in the Tour, from a hotel in the town of Tarbes, where his team stayed. He remained in custody Wednesday for questioning, notably about where he may have obtained EPO, a police official said.

Claudio Mansata, a Barloworld spokesman, ...

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