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Officials seek to expel two competitors

...organizers have asked that two riders being investigated for suspected doping be withdrawn from the race. Tour director Jean-Marie Leblanc said Monday that organizers don't want the riders, Stefano Casagranda and Martin Hvastija, in the race when...

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Armstrong denies doping allegations

...the list of banned substances at the time but there was no effective test to detect it. Tour de France director Jean-Marie Leblanc said the report published Tuesday appeared "credible" and meticulously researched, adding that Armstrong must...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/08/24/oth_4437.shtml
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Child's death overshadows Armstrong's ride to foot of mountains

...of the route have safety barriers. Pompele was hit by a car belonging to candy maker Haribo, but Tour director Jean-Marie Leblanc said there was no evidence the boy was reaching for candy thrown from the vehicle when he was hit. Leblanc added...

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Landis' rocky ride ends triumphantly

...in the final mountain stage, closing the gap to 30 seconds. So astounding was the turnaround that race director Jean-Marie Leblanc, who has overseen this event 18 years, called it "the best performance in the modern history of the Tour...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/07/24/oth_90037.shtml
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The thrill is back as post-Armstrong race excites fans

...Hinault of France and Belgium's Eddy Merckx. "Landis showed us the face of yesterday's Tour de France," said Jean-Marie Leblanc, the Tour director. "A human face, with exploits and panache." Landis toiled for three years as a support...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/07/25/oth_90160.shtml
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Landis nears remarkable Tour victory

...once-in-a-lifetime ride - "the best performance in the modern history of the Tour" according to race director Jean-Marie Leblanc - revived Landis' sagging chances. In his first Tour stage win, Landis closed the time gap to an incredible 30...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/07/23/oth_89966.shtml
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Doping allegations cast pall over Tour de France

...rules. The rewards of winning also inspire cheats. "Doping is a financial godsend," Tour de France Director Jean-Marie Leblanc told the AP. "There's a lot of money in doping." Millar, the defending world time trial champion and winner...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/01/oth_420826.shtml
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Overtime

...France starts July 5, where American Lance Armstrong will go for a record-tying fifth victory. Tour director Jean-Marie Leblanc said the 36-year-old Cipollini, a 12-time Tour stage winner, and his Domina Vac-anze teammates were not...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/05/20/oth_373154.shtml
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Armstrong entangled in crash, but title bid unhurt

...Today, there were no physical obstacles, it was just due to the nervousness of the pack," said Tour director Jean-Marie Leblanc. "I don't know what more we can do to avoid them." On Friday, Kazakh rider Alexandr Shefer broke his right...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/07/14/oth_348625.shtml
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Overtime: Josey graduate leads Miracle to WNBA win

...much in the shadows of the drug scandal that threatened the race's very existence two years ago. Race director Jean-Marie Leblanc said cyclists will provide urine samples during the race, even though a test for the performance-enhancing hormone...

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