The French gendarmerie arrested two people on Monday in the framework of the investigation opened by the Marseille Prosecutor's Office on suspicions of doping in the Arkéa-Samsic team, where

Nairo Quintana is a member of the public


The investigation was opened after the discovery of "numerous medical devices, including drugs and a method that can be classified as doping".

The French press reported the searches in the room of one of the Quintana hotels and of two other Colombian Arkea cyclists who were also participating in the Tour.

According to some media, the registration took place on Wednesday morning at a hotel in Megève, a well-known ski resort in the Alps near Meribel, the finish line and start of the 17th and 18th stages.

Court order

The agents of the brigade for the fight against environmental crimes and public health arrived with a court order and searched Quintana's room, that of his brother


and that of

Winner Anacona

, as well as those of the masseurs and some vehicles,

Le Journal


du Dimanche


The weekly added that this registration was made without ties to the French Agency for the Fight against Doping (AFLD), responsible for the controls during the Tour.

Quintana, who had appeared in the Grande Boucle with options to get on the podium for the fourth time in his career, was dismounted from that fight after suffering three falls.

The Boyacá rider finished in seventeenth place overall, more than an hour from

Tadej Pogacar


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