Luca Paolini tests positive for cocaine at the Tour de France

UCI announces Ghent-Wevelgem winner has returned a positive sample

Luca Paolini in action during Stage 3 of the 2015 Tour de San Luis

(Image credit: Watson)

Luca Paolini has tested positive for cocaine following an anti-doping test conducted at the Tour de France.

The Italian rider on the Katusha team returned the positive sample on Tuesday. He will not start Saturday's stage from Rennes to Mûr de Bretagne.

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