One of the biggest names in pro cycling ,Frank Schleck of Luxembourg has been pulled out of the Tour de France by his team RadioShack Nissan Trek after he failed a doping test.
Schleck, 32, tested positive for the banned diuretic Xipamide in an anti-doping test taken from him on July 14.
Schleck had been in 12th place overall going into the second rest day on Tuesday. He was 9 minutes, 45 seconds behind leader Bradley Wiggins.
Team RadioShack made this statement: "The reason for the presence of Xipamide in the urine sample of Mr. Schleck is unclear to the team. Therefore, the team is not able to explain the adverse findings at this point."
Schleck went to the Pau police station on his own to cooperate with authorities. The team has asked for the "B" sample to be tested, and if its positive he will be suspended by the team.
This is the second doping case to emerge from this years Tour. Cofodis rider Remy Di Gregorio of France was arrested on July 10 as part of the Marseille doping probe. The 26-year-old was in 35th place after the ninth stage.