Georges tests positive
Ivrea - French rider Sylvain Georges is facing a disciplinary hearing after confirmation Tuesday of the presence of a banned substance in a sample taken after last week's Giro d'Italia seventh stage.
The stimulant heptaminol was detected in the AG2R cyclist's urine after the May 10th seventh stage, with the B sample released by cycling's governing body the UCI confirming the original finding.
"Conforming to the rules, the UCI will ask the French Cycling Federation to start a disciplinary procedure against the rider," a UCI statement announced.
Georges quit the Tour of Italy following his positive test.
Heptaminol, used to improve blood circulation, is available over the counter in pharmacies in France.