Judicial officials: Tour rider arrested for doping

By the Associated Press | July 10, 2012 | 9:41 AM EDT

In this June 28 2012 photo Remy Di Gregorio of France poses for photographers during the team presentation of the Tour de France cycling race in Liege, Belgium. News reports name Di Gregorio as the rider who was taken for questioning by French police from the Cofidis team hotel Tuesday morning July 10, 2012, in a doping related case. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Judicial officials say Tour de France rider Remy Di Gregorio has been arrested at his team hotel in connection with a doping investigation.

The sources requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly due to an ongoing investigation.

Di Gregorio's Cofidis team was staying in Bourg-en-Bresse on Tuesday during the Tour's first rest day.

Sources say two other people were arrested in Marseille in connection with the investigation.

The investigation began last June and is led by France's police agency responsible for anti-doping investigations, OCLAESP, and the Marseille police.


AP writer Greg Keller in Villie-Morgon contributed to this report.