Russian cyclist Alexandr Kolobnev has rejoined the Katusha team after clearing his name in a Tour de France doping case. Katusha said in a statement Wednesday that it has signed Kolobnev for
supplement for weight loss, according to the "Dictionary of Doping" by Jean-Pierre de Mondenard, a French expert. The Katusha team yanked Russian rider Alexandr Kolobnev from the Tour last year after he tested positive for the diuretic Hydrochlorothiazide
the fifth stage had traces of Hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic which hides the presence of other drugs. The Russian Katusha team withdrew the 30-year-old Kolobnev after the ninth stage.
Pfannberger, a two-time Austrian national champion, pulled out of the Giro d'Italia and was suspended by his Katusha team in May after he tested positive for the banned drug EPO in an out-of-competition check on March 19. Pfannberger