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Frank Schleck tests positive

Updated: July 17, 2012, 9:33 PM ET
Associated Press

PAU, France -- Star rider Frank Schleck of Luxembourg failed a doping test and pulled out of the Tour de France on Tuesday, another reminder of how drugs persist in shadowing cycling's premier event.

Cycling's governing body said Schleck tested positive for a banned diuretic. His team said he was cooperating with French authorities at a police station.

The 32-year-old RadioShack Nissan Trek leader finished third in the Tour last year. He was 12th overall -- 9 minutes, 45 seconds behind ...

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