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Frank Schleck suspended 1 year

Updated: January 30, 2013, 3:48 PM ET
Associated Press

BRUSSELS -- Cyclist Frank Schleck was suspended for a year Wednesday and will miss the Tour de France for using a banned substance on last year's Tour.

Luxembourg anti-doping authorities backdated the suspension, sidelining Schleck until July 14 when the Tour enters its last week.

Schleck, who finished third in the 2011 Tour, dropped out of the race last year after testing positive for the diuretic Xipamide.

Schleck, 32, is one of the top riders in the peloton and a proven winner ...

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