Blitz-related exclusions 12/07/2004 Exclusion ID 166
Race organisers at the 2004 Tour de France were informed that Hvastija and Casagranda were under investigation as a result of the Italian "Blitz" investigation and the two riders were immediately removed from the race.
Teams and people
- Tour pair are excluded over doping, CNN, 12/07/2004
- Duo removed from Tour, BBC Sport, 12/07/2004
- Two riders will not start ninth stage, ESPN, 13/07/2004
- Tour Expels 2 Riders For Suspected Doping, New York Times, 13/07/2004