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Tour de France 2012: Di Gregorio Arrested At Team Hotel In Doping Probe

The Associated Press is reporting 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 the dope were also arrested. One of them was arrested along with the Gregorio in Bourg-en-Bresse, and another in Marseille.

"(The police) have followed Remy's actions for a good while,'' Cofidis manager Yvon Sanquer said at a news conference. "If I had ever been aware or anyone else had been aware, Remy's time with the team would have been over the very moment when we learned of it."

Sanquer said Di Gregorio's teammates reacted with a mix of "anger and devastation ... when I explained the situation to them, it was painful for them. There were tears."

Cycling has suffered the burden of doping scandals for a while now, with riders from the most notable Lance Armstrong to others being linked to banned substance use.

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