AFLD: No new cases of doping from 2008 Tour de France

17 riders subject to retesting for EPO-CERA, all return negative result

French Agency for the Fight against Doping (AFLD) president Pierre Bordry

The French anti-doping Authority (AFLD) announced today that retesting of samples from the 2008 Tour de France has revealed no new doping cases.

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The AFLD’s President Pierre Bordry made the announcement at a press conference in Paris and said that the samples of 17 riders had been retested for the presence of third generation Erythropoietin (EPO), CERA. Bordry said that all of the samples had returned negative results.

“The 17 retested controls were negative. It was not our goal to find anything.” said Bordry, according to German press agency dpa.

The AFLD did not release the names of the riders whose samples were tested.

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