Cycling: Tashkent Express derailed
Tuesday 27 January 1998
The Uzbekistani was also fined SFr4,000 (pounds 1,700) and had 300 points deducted from his individual ranking by the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne.
The court made its decision after the International Cycling Union had appealed against a six-month ban imposed by the Uzbekistan Cycling Federation, claiming it was too lenient. The court ruled that the federation's six- month penalty was "unsatisfactory."
Abdoujaparov was found to have taken the stimulant Bromantan after riding in five races - Les Trois Jours de la Panne, the Prix de la Ville de Rennes, La Cote Picarde, the Quatre Jours de Dunkerque and the Criterium du Dauphine Libere - as well as testing positive for Bromantan and the anabolic steroid, Clenbuterol after the Tour de France. The ban is effective from 12 July last year.
Diving in at the deep end is no excuse for shirking the style stakes
Latest in Sport
- 2 Loom bands: Bids for dress made from colourful rubber pass £170,000 on eBay
- 3 Why I'm on the brink of burning my Israeli passport
- 4 L'Oreal cuts ties with Belgium supporter Axelle Despiegelaere after hunting trip photographs
- 5 The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
War is war: Why I stand with Israel
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
£70000 per annum: Harrington Starr: Information Security Manager (ISO 27001, A...
£30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: C# Developer (...
£60000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: C# Integration...
£75000 - £85000 per annum + ex bens: Deerfoot IT Resources Limited: Biztalk Te...