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Overtime: Tour de France opens under scandal clouds

...riders. He alluded to former team member and French star Richard Virenque, who denies having used illegal substances. Bruno Roussel, one of two Festina officials who has been banned from the sport, said the drug demands of the riders became "incredible...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/07/03/oth_264931.shtml
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Cipollini wins second straight stage

...Jan Svorada third. The racers again had to compete with a drug scandal. The director of the Festina cycling team, Bruno Roussel, was placed under investigation Friday for importing prohibited substances, among other things. The Festina doctor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/18/oth_233722.shtml
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Pantani: Champion of Tour de France

...Massi of the Casino team, the Tour's leading mountain climber. Festina was ousted on July 17, after team director Bruno Roussel admitted to an organized system of providing performance-enhancing drugs to his riders. Six other teams dropped...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/03/oth_235016.shtml
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Tour de France tries to recover from doping scandal

...race." Tour officials decided to throw the top-ranked team out of the three-week race Friday after team director Bruno Roussel admitted the team had supplied banned substances with medical supervision to improve performances. Roussel, team...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/19/oth_233814.shtml
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Cipollini wins stage; American in second

...might not go for the sprints and go for points at the stage finish." Meanwhile, an official of the Festina team, Bruno Roussel, was suspended before the fifth stage began. The sport's governing body, the International Cycling Union, said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/17/oth_233623.shtml
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Boardman wins Tour de France prologue

...without the knowledge of the team, so there is no question of penalizing them," Leblanc said. Festina's director, Bruno Roussel, said he knew nothing about the problem but would find out when the Tour goes to France Monday night. More than 30...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/12/oth_233235.shtml
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In Tour de France two Frenchman excel

...of the race last Monday while wearing the yellow jersey. Then the drug scandel hit. First, Festina's director Bruno Roussel was detained by police for questioning along with the team doctor. They were moved to Lille for further investigation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/20/oth_233876.shtml
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Zabel ecstatic after taking second Tour stage

...more than 400 vials of steroids and EPO, a drug that boosts the blood's ability to absorb oxygen. Festina director Bruno Roussel launched a spirited defense of his club's integrity. He said his team hadn't known why one of its masseurs, Willy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/14/oth_233354.shtml
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Cycling team booted from Tour de France

...hours after the team director and doctor were placed under formal investigation in a doping scandal. Team director Bruno Roussel admitted to a "concerted" practice of providing the team with performance-enhancing drugs. Jean-Marie Leblanc...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/18/oth_233715.shtml
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