Another pro cyclist nailed doping, this one on an unexpected doping test visit. To the Charlotte observerand the AP:
A surprise test on March 19 at Pfannberger's home in Austria came back positive. Pfannberger's agent informed the Katusha team of the failed test Wednesday, one day after the rider sent a letter to the Russian team saying he was pulling out of the race for personal reasons.
Katusha spokesman Andrea Agostini told The Associated Press that "we thought it was best to suspend him immediately." He added that it was still unclear what substance the test revealed.