Nairo Quintana denies having committed an alleged doping act in the Tour de France | sport

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Nairo Quintana has denied any wrongdoing and said no illegal substances were found during a search of his hotel room by authorities during the Tour de France.The Colombian, former winner of the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a España, issued a statement Tuesday evening after the opening by the Marseille prosecutor’s office of a preliminary investigation into suspicions of doping.

On Monday, the Arkea-Samsic team from Quintana confirmed that their hotel rooms had been searched by the police following stage 17 of the Tour in Méribel. In his own statement, Quintana said he had been voluntarily questioned, had not been charged with wrongdoing by authorities and that the substances seized were “perfectly legal” vitamin supplements.

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