Laurent Jalabert, World Champs 2012

Laurent Jalabert, former World number one, former French national road champion and National team selector (till this spring), has been named by French sports daily newspaper l'Equipe as having provided a sample in the 1998 Tour de France which has tested positive for EPO.

Samples from the controversial 1998 Tour - the Tour of the Festina affair won by Marco Pantani - were frozen and used for research into developing an EPO test by a French laboratory run by the AFLD (Agence Francais de Lutte contre le Dopage) in 2004.

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