Slovene Cyclist Andrej Hauptman Disqualified From Tour de France

Ljubljana, 1 July - Slovene cyclist Andrej Hauptman, a member of the Italian team Vini Caldirola, was disqualified from the biggest cycling event of the year, Tour de France, due to a blood test which indicated an excessive number of red blood cells. Cycling's governing body sets down the maximum amount of red blood cells and imposes an automatic 14 day ban for cyclists in excess of this limit. Slovenia will thus only be represented by Zoran Klemencic at this year's Tour de France.

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