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Frank Schleck blasts 'too severe' doping ban

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Frank Schleck blasted his one-year doping ban as "too severe" on Wednesday after he was sanctioned for failing a drugs test on last year's Tour de France. 

Frank Schleck (L), tested positive for a diuretic (Xipamide) on the Tour de France 2012, arrives with his lawyer Albert Rodesch for a press conference after the decision of the Luxembourg Anti-Doping Agency (Agence Luxembourgeoise Antidopage - ALAD), on January 30, 2013 in Luxembourg. Schleck was banned for one year by Luxembourg's anti-doping body (ALAD) on Wednesday for failing a drugs test.

The 32-year-old Schleck, who was third on the 2011 Tour, tested positive for the banned diuretic Xipamide.

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