Improved test will catch EPO micro-dosers at Tour de France

An improved anti-doping test promises to detect riders who take small amounts of EPO overnight in the hope it will leave their system by the morning

An improved anti-doping test promises to catch riders micro-dosing on EPO overnight at the Tour de France this July.

The concern, according to L'Équipe, was that riders may try to take 500 units of the performance enhancing drug before they go to bed in the hope that it would be out of their system by 6am the next morning.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.