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Team's Tour de France bus seized

Updated: July 1, 2011, 4:11 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

LA-ROCHE-SUR-YON, France -- Police seized the Quick Step cycling team's bus for checks on the eve of the Tour de France for several hours before letting it leave.

The bus was seized at the team hotel in the afternoon and was taken to a police station in La Roche-sur-Yon, about 30 miles away, before being allowed to leave in the evening.

"It was a routine control," Quick Step spokesman Alessandro Tegner said. "Maybe next week it's another team. Everything is all right."

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