Tom Boonen Tour de France 2007 green jersey
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Tom Boonen will not be at the start of the Tour de France in Brest on July 5, after ASO, the company that organises the race, decided to exclude him following his positive test for cocaine.

The Belgian, who rides for Quick Step, tested positive for cocaine in an out-of-competition test conducted by the Flemish Government in May, three days before the Tour of Belgium.

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