Doping Arrest at Tour de France

French cyclist Di Gregorio nabbed

Jul 10, 2012
Outside Magazine

Tour de France rider Remy Di Gregorio has been suspended by his team after French police arrested him at his hotel Monday night on suspicion of doping. Police also detained two other individuals suspected of providing drugs to Di Gregorio. The French rider's team, Cofidis, said that it would fire Di Gregorio "on the spot" if he is convicted. "The suspicion on the rider concerned, Remy Di Gregorio, leaves us with no choice but to hand down the strictest possible sanctions," Cofidis said in a statement, adding that the rest of the team would stay in the race. Annaick Le Goff, the magistrate heading up the case, said that the investigation began in 2011, while Di Gregorio was riding for Astana.