No evidence of doping in cyclist Kolobnev’s hotel

No evidence of doping in cyclist Kolobnev’s hotel
Police say they have found no evidence of doping in the hotel room of Russian cyclist Alexander Kolobnev, who failed a drugs test at the Tour de France.

­Kolobnev tested positive for a banned diuretic substance that can also be used as an agent to mask the use of other drugs.

"During a day of rest on the Tour de France, I was told that I tested positive for hydrochlorothiazide. I do not know how this substance got into my body. Now we are just waiting for more information. I have nothing more to say about this out of respect for the organizers of the race and cycling in general,” Kolobnev told Vesti channel.  

The 30-year-old has withdrawn from the Tour de France and now awaits the result of his B sample analysis.

If that is also positive his team, Katusha, say they will sack him and fine him five years worth of wages, which would be around $3 million.

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