The UCI have revealed that a rider who rode the 2006 Tour de France has failed a anti-doping test.

In a press release issued late on Wednesday afternoon, the UCI revealed they had acted on the news received from the Paris anti-doping laboratory of an ‘adverse analytical finding’ and had informed the rider involved, his team, his national federation, his national anti-doping organisation and the World Anti-Doping Agency.

The UCI said the test concerned a first test done on the rider?s urine sample but pointed out that under the rules of the World Anti-Doping Agency, the rider?s identity could not be revealed until a second test had been carried out or refused and a disciplinary hearing had been held.

The rider involved will be suspended by his team under the rules of the ProTour ethics code but no team has so far admitted their rider has failed a test.

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