Daryl Impey positive for Probenecid

Orica-GreenEdge rider Daryl Impey fails test for banned substance Probenecid in February

Impey celebrates holding onto the lead, Tour de France 2013, stage seven
(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Daryl Impey, the first African to wear the Tour de France's yellow jersey, has tested positive for banned drug Probenecid, according to a team Orica-GreenEdge statement on Wednesday morning.

Orica did not name the 29-year-old South African on its Tour de France team yesterday, one year after his yellow jersey ride, and has withdrawn him from competition as the case develops.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.