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Tour de France rider Di Gregorio arrested in doping probe

The longtime problem of doping hit the Tour de France head on Tuesday when a French rider was arrested at his team hotel and suspended by his team.

Police made their move on the Tour’s first rest day in arresting Cofidis cyclist Remy Di Gregorio, with judicial officials saying two other people suspected of supplying the Frenchman with banned substances were also arrested -- one along with the rider in Bourg-en-Bresse, and another in Marseille.

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