The Tour de France was rocked by news that Astana's battered team leader, Alexandre Vinokourov tested positive for a homologous blood transfusion after Saturday's time trial in Albi. L'Equipe reported on Tuesday afternoon that the Kazakh's blood had shown evidence of a transfusion from another person with a compatible blood type in an analysis done in the Châtenay-Malabry laboratory.
...Upon receiving the news, the Astana team has allegedly quit the Tour, according to the French newspaper.
Update: VeloNews News Flash
This on the same day that Petacchi was cleared of doping charges.