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French rider Georges tests positive at Giro

Updated: May 15, 2013, 1:36 PM ET
Associated Press

AIGLE, Switzerland -- The UCI has notified French rider Sylvain Georges he tested positive for a banned stimulant in a doping test at the Giro d'Italia.

The international cycling federation says traces of the stimulant Heptaminol were found in a urine sample from the AG2R La Mondiale rider after Friday's seventh stage. Georges can request that a backup "B" sample be tested.

No provisional ban was given.

During last week's fourth stage, Georges attempted an audacious solo attack ...

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