Cyclist Georg Preidler, who had gone to the Austrian police to confess to doping, has quit Groupama-FDJ "with immediate effect" the French team said on Monday.
Preidler was not among six athletes arrested last week in a probe into an international doping ring but "couldn't live with this secret any longer," he told the Kronen newspaper, and handed himself in to police in Graz.
Five skiers and another cyclist were held as part of investigation into an alleged doping ring based in Germany and led by a 40-year-old sports doctor named as 'Mark S'.
"The past few days have been a nightmare. I didn't know if I would get found out. I didn't know whether this doping doctor had concealed everything," Preidler said.
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