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Belgium’s Boonen banned from Tour de France

Published on 19/06/2009

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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