Bjarne Riis's name removed from record booksThe name of Bjarne Riis has been removed from the record books of Tour de France after he confessed using drugs in the 1996 race.

The announcement was made by organizer Christian Prudhomme and told to the Guardian.

The organizer did not commented when asked if Erik Zabel of Germany, who confessed to using EPO during the 1996 event when he took his first victory in the award, will be awarded the same punishment.