Team Confidis rider Remy Di Gregorio has been arrested in connection with a doping investigation, and will have to withdraw from this year's Tour de France. Two other people suspected of supplying banned substances to Di Gregorio were also arrested.
Confidis has suspended Di Gregorio pending the outcome of the investigation, and said that he will be fired if he is found guilty. They released a statement about the allegations on Tuesday.
"The suspicion surrounding the rider that has been implicated, Remy Di Gregorio, led us to strictly and immediately apply our team sanctions for breaking ethical rules."
Di Gregorio was in 35th place in the 2012 Tour de France after Stage 9 on Monday. The 26-year-old's biggest career victory came in 2011, when he won a stage at Paris-Nice.