Posted: Tuesday July 17, 2012 3:18 PM

UCI: Schleck tests positive for diuretic at Tour

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PAU, France (AP) - Cycling's governing body says Frank Schleck of Luxembourg has tested positive for a banned diuretic during the Tour de France.

The 32-year-old RadioShack Nissan Trek leader finished third in the Tour last year.

Sport governing body UCI says the diuretic Xipamide turned up in an anti-doping test on a sample from Schleck taken July 14. The diuretic is classified as a specified substance and does not require a provisional suspension.

A team spokesman had no immediate comment.

The UCI said Tuesday that Schleck has the right to request a test of his B sample.

 
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