Katusha ditches Kolobnev after failed dope test

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Russian super-team Katusha has not renewed the contract of Alexandr Kolobnev, who failed an anti-doping test during this year's Tour de France.

Kolobnev tested positive for banned substance hydrochlorothiazide from a urine sample taken during stage five on July 6. He was subsequently fined and given a warning by the Russian cycling federation, but was not given a suspension from competition.

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