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Rider tests positive

July 17, 2008

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— Just when the race was getting interesting at the Tour de France, another doping scandal erupted. The 11th-stage victory Wednesday by Norwegian veteran Kurt-Asle Arvesen took a back seat to the arrest of Spain's Moises Duenas Nevado after he tested positive for the banned performance enhancer EPO.

"I'm very, very sorry for the image of cycling," said Cadel Evans of Australia, lamenting the case that overshadowed his first ride in the yellow jersey on the 104.1-mile stage from Lannemezan to Foix.

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