The BBC is reporting that Vinokourov has failed a tour doping test. The tour favorite tested positive for blood doping after Saturday’s stage which he won.
Astana, Vinokourov’s team, have withdrawn all riders from the race.
“According to the ethical code of the Astana Cycling Team Alexandre Vinokourov has been suspended from the team with immediate effect. The rider has asked nevertheless for a B-sample analysis.
“Informed by the Astana management, the organisers of the Tour de France invited the team to withdraw, which was immediately accepted.”
Link to BBC Article