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Officials: Retests come back clean

Updated: October 7, 2009, 11:44 AM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- French anti-doping authorities said the retests of blood samples from 17 riders at the 2008 Tour de France have all come back clean.

Pierre Bordry, head of the anti-doping agency known as AFLD, "rejoiced" on Wednesday that the tests all came back negative. He declined to identify the cyclists involved.

Six riders were caught doping at the 2008 Tour, four for CERA, an advanced form of blood-booster EPO. They included third-place finisher Bernhard Kohl of Austria, Italy's Leonardo ...

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