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Cycling team booted from Tour de France

LILLE, France -- The Festina cycling team was kicked out of the Tour...have taken the decision to exclude the Festina team starting now," Leblanc said...Prosecutor Jean-Philippe Joubert said Festina cyclists would be questioned as witnesses...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/18/oth_233715.shtml
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Tour de France tries to recover from doping scandal

...tearful departure of cyclists from the Festina team which was thrown out of the Tour...drugs which the director said was part of Festina's operation. Ullrich won the 36-mile...Richard Virenque, who was among the nine Festina cyclists who withdrew at the request of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/19/oth_233814.shtml
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Boardman wins Tour de France prologue

...scandal involving France's top-rated Festina team. Boardman raced to victory on the...city's landmark General Post Office. Festina put in the strongest team performance...absorb oxygen more effectively. One of Festina's unexpectedly strong performances came...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/12/oth_233235.shtml
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Overtime: Tour de France opens under scandal clouds

...summer's debacle still abounded. The former director of Festina, the team at the heart of the scandal, spoke of drug use...having used illegal substances. Bruno Roussel, one of two Festina officials who has been banned from the sport, said the drug...

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

...with a drug scandal. The director of the Festina cycling team, Bruno Roussel, was placed...substances, among other things. The Festina doctor, Eric Ryckaert, also was placed...Prosecutor Jean-Philippe Joubert said Festina cyclists would be questioned as witnesses...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/18/oth_233722.shtml
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In Tour de France two Frenchman excel

...of his German Telekom team. Only the Festina team, led by Richard Virenque, was able...10 minutes of Ullrich in 1997. But the Festina team is gone now. Its ouster ended a...Then the drug scandel hit. First, Festina's director Bruno Roussel was detained...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/20/oth_233876.shtml
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Belgian wins first stage of Tour de France

...the best performance for the top-rated Festina team, which began the tour under the...of the best mountain climber -- said Festina's cyclists would "stand united" regarding...lawyers," Verinque said. A member of Festina's staff, Belgian masseur Willy Voet...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/13/oth_233281.shtml
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Overtime: Buzz owner,Tech near agreement

...Richard Virenque, the top cyclist on the Festina team thrown out of the Tour de France...five days after Tour organizers expelled Festina, "exclude all traces of growth hormones...the paper said. Though several of his Festina colleagues have admitted taking the banned...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/11/28/oth_245984.shtml
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Cycling team doctors rebuked

...against Eric Ryckaert, the doctor for the Festina team, for his involvement in the Tour...endurance-enhancing drug EPO, were found in a Festina team car. The team was expelled from...sponsors." The discovery of EPO in the Festina car was the first time the drug could...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/29/oth_240392.shtml
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Mountain man: Ullrich takes Tour de France lead

...showcase event. A doctor for the banned Festina team contends that his riders were ordered...reported that the same drug used by the Festina team was found in the car of TVM officials...The Tour, which already has ejected Festina, threatens to do the same to the Dutch...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/22/oth_234020.shtml
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