The Xacobeo-Galicia cycling team has fired its Spanish Vuelta doctor because of his links to three riders in another team who have tested positive for CERA, a form of the banned blood-booster EPO, the team said on Saturday.
A Madrid court has ordered the reopening of the Operation Puerto investigation into an alleged doping ring in cycling, Spanish media reported on Saturday.
Spanish cyclist Manuel Beltran was banned Tuesday from competing in France for two years after he failed a doping test at the Tour de France.
The French anti-doping agency says veteran Spanish rider Manuel Beltran has tested positive for EPO at the Tour de France.
Belgian Tom Boonen, the Tour de France points leader, did not start Thursday's 12th stage to Digne-les-Bains because of injury.
The teams and rosters for the 2005 Tour de France.