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Tour chief hails test that has exposed three riders

Updated: October 7, 2008, 5:09 PM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- The head of the Tour de France on Tuesday hailed a new lab test that has exposed three riders in the 2008 race for cheating with an advanced form of the blood booster EPO.

"It's very good. It allows us to confound the cheaters," Christian Prudhomme told The Associated Press by phone. "What's being done at the Tour de France has never existed in the world of sport, in no competition."

The head of the French anti-doping agency confirmed Tuesday that German rider Stefan Schumacher ...

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