Belgium’s Boonen banned from Tour de France

19th June 2009, Comments 0 comments

Belgian cyclist Tom Boonen, who rides for the Quick Step team, has been banned from taking part in the Tour de France.

Amsterdam--The organisers, the Amaury Sport Organisation, announced the ban because the 28-year-old former world champion tested positive for cocaine in April, less than a year after he first tested positive for the drug in May 2008. The ASO said his behaviour did not fit the Tour’s image.

The International Cycling Union has announced they will be taking no disciplinary action against Boonen.


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