Cycling: Roman Kreuziger (Tinkoff-Saxo) will not take part in the Tour de France. This is due to irregularities in his blood profile.
As his team Tinkoff-Saxo announced, the world cycling association UCI will most likely initiate investigations against Kreuziger. The records of his blood profile from 2011 and 2012, when Kreuziger was under contract with Astana, are said to show irregularities.
The Czech defended himself against the allegations. He had already been informed by the UCI in mid-2013 that his values were considered suspect. Kreuziger then informed his team. At the time, he stated that he had never resorted to illicit means. In autumn he then gave the UCI two explanations as to where the irregularities could come from. But only now it seems to be getting tighter for him. The coming weeks will show in which direction the investigations will go.
His team initially took him out of the squad for the upcoming Tour de France. Last year he finished sixth overall there.