Tour de France 2012 | Second Rest Day
Opposing quotes above in response to the news that broke this evening that a urine sample collected from Frank Schleck on 14th July registered an “adverse analytical finding”. In this instance Xipamide, a diuretic but can be used as a masking agent. The nature of the finding does not immediately require the removal of Frank Schleck from the race but the team have chosen to withdraw him from the Tour.
The team have denied that Xipamide is a product they use and Frank’s b-sample is yet to be tested (it will be if he requests it).
(Andy Schleck quote via LeParisien.fr // Matthew Brammeier quote via his twitter account)