Gonzalez de Galdeano banned for failing drug test

April 30, 2003
PARIS -- Spanish cyclist Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano was banned from the Tour de France for failing a drug test, eliminating a top rival of four-time champion Lance Armstrong.

Gonzalez de Galdeano, who was fifth in last year's showcase event, was barred for six months from racing in France after a test during the 2002 Tour found excessive levels of the anti-asthma drug salbutamol in his urine, the Council for the Prevention and Fight Against Doping said.

The world cycling body, ...

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