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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...organizers have asked that two riders being investigated for suspected doping be withdrawn from the race.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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Tour de France seeks to bar two riders

...organizers have asked that two riders being investigated for suspected doping be withdrawn from the race.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, to start Tuesday's...

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Leblanc: Armstrong 'fooled' the sports world

...proven scientific facts" from a newspaper report alleging he cheated to win cycling's most prestigious event. Jean-Marie Leblanc's comments appeared in the French sports daily L'Equipe on Wednesday, a day after the newspaper reported that...

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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...

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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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/07/18/oth_348996.shtml
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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...

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Tour riders protest race with delay

...longer interesting to anyone," Jalabert said. "We won't cycle and that's the end of it." Tour director Jean-Marie Leblanc helped negotiate the start to the stage in a meeting with team directors. The scandal has haunted the Tour since...

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Lance Armstrong to stand trial on defamation charge

...of testing samples frozen six years ago, and how the samples were handled. In October, Tour de France director Jean-Marie Leblanc said there was relief in the sport that Armstrong will not be returning to next year's race. Armstrong criticized...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/12/16/oth_33374.shtml
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Three-time champion Armstrong still gets jitters as race nears

...last Fourth of July," he said. As for security concerns, Armstrong said he'd asked Tour de France director Jean-Marie Leblanc earlier this year about increasing security for the event. Following coordination between French police, tour...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/07/05/oth_346620.shtml
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Protest rocks Tour de France again

...conditions. I prefer to work in a factory and be a normal person than be treated like this."' Tour director Jean-Marie Leblanc asked the riders to restart. He promised to speak with them and have "assurances concerning the conditions...

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