Frank Schleck to leave Tour de France after failing doping test

Luxembourg's Frank Schleck, of the RadioShack team, finished third in the Tour de France of 2011

Story highlights

  • Frank Schleck to leave Tour de France after testing positive for banned substance
  • Cycling's governing body says Radioshack rider tested positive for diuretic Xipamide
  • Schleck's team say he will not race for them again during the rest of the Tour
  • The 32-year-old finished third in 2011 and is brother of 2010 Tour winner Andy
Frank Schleck is to leave the Tour de France after the International Cycling Union (ICU) revealed he had tested positive for a banned substance.
Schleck, from Luxembourg, finished third in the iconic race last year but his Radioshack team have said he will take no further part in the Tour after he tested positive for the diuretic Xipamide.
The 32-year-old is currently 12th place in this year's race, nine minutes and 45 seconds behind the leader, Team Sky's Bradley Wiggins.
A statement from the sport's governing body said a sample collected from Schleck on July 14 had failed their screening process.
"Earlier today the UCI advised the Luxembourger rider Frank Schleck of an adverse analytical finding (presence of the diuretic Xipamide...) in the urine sample collected from him at an in competition test," the UCI said.
"The UCI Anti-Doping Rules do not provide for a provisional suspension given the nature of the substance, which is a specified substance.