London, July 19 : RadioShack rider Frank Schleck has claimed he was poisoned after the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) informed him of an ''adverse analytical finding'' in his urine sample collected after the Cap d''Agde stage of the Tour de France last Saturday.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) confirmed laboratory in Chatenay-Malabry detected the presence of the diuretic Xipamide in Schleck''s urine.
RadioShack-Nissan has withdrawn Schleck from the race but will continue on the Tour as they currently lead the Teams'' classification.
After being informed of the positive test yesterday afternoon, he voluntarily travelled to Pau police station to make a statement to officers from OCLAESP (central office for the fight against environmental damage and for public health).
Schleck denied using any kind of banned substance and urged that his B sample must be tested.
"A doctor from the UCI has tonight informed me that a prohibited substance has been detected in my urine during a routine doping control performed on July 14, 2012," The Telegraph quoted a statement from Schleck, as saying.
"I categorically deny taking any banned substance. I have no explanation for the test result and therefore insist that the B sample be tested which is my right. If this analysis confirms the initial result, I will argue that I have been the victim of poisoning," the statement added. (ANI)
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