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Cervelo TestTeam suspends Florencio

Updated: July 3, 2010, 8:24 AM ET
Associated Press

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands -- Cervelo TestTeam rider Xavier Florencio was suspended from competing in the Tour de France for using a substance containing the banned stimulant Ephedrine, the team said.

The 30-year-old Spaniard was withdrawn from the list of planned riders set to start the race on Saturday because of "a violation of internal policies" of the squad, Cervelo said in a statement.

The team, led by 2008 Tour winner Carlos Sastre, said it found out Friday that Florencio had been ...

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