Dekker positive for EPO, Wegelius gets his Tour place

Injured Thomas Dekker

Dutch Silence-Lotto rider Thomas Dekker has failed a retroactive test for EPO carried out on a urine sample taken in December 2007.

Dekker was singled out as a result of the Union Cycliste Internationale's biological passport programme, which showed suspect blood values. The UCI has subsequently opened a disciplinary proceeding against Dekker for a potential violation.

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