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Cycling: French rider Georges thrown off Giro for doping

Tested positive for banned stimulant

Cycling: French rider Georges thrown off Giro for doping

Rome, May 15 - French rider Sylvain Georges has failed a drugs test and become the first rider to be ejected from this year's Giro d'Italia, the International Cycling Union (ICU) said Wednesday. The ICU said Georges, who rides for the AG2R team, tested positive for stimulant heptaminol, which boosts blood flow, before the seventh stage from San Salvo to Pescara on the Adriatic coast on May 10.

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