Elsewhere, however, the problems continued yesterday, as a dozen cyclists from the Big Mat team were interviewed by police in Lyons after a routine customs check during the Tour uncovered around 100 substances in the back of a team van.
Big Mat's team director, Stephane Javalet, insisted that the substances were legitimate "recuperative products".
It has also emerged that judicial authorities in Reims are to question 15 more cyclists from the Dutch team TVM, whose director and masseur were released from custody on Monday. Police originally seized substances from a TVM team car in March.
Neil Stephens, a long-time advocate of drug-free cycling who was interrogated during the Festina scandal in France, was today included in Australia's squad for the Commonwealth Games. The selection confirms that his national organisation believes that Stephens was wrongly implicated in the affair.
Three more Italian riders were expelled from the Tour of Portugal yesterday for doping, taking the number of disqualified Italians to seven. All are suspected of using the banned drug Erythropoietin, the same substance behind the scandals at the Tour de France.Reuse content