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by Matt de Neef
June 12, 2017
In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Jakob Fuglsang wins the Criterium du Dauphine with final-stage raid; Stefan Kung leads the Tour de Suisse after two stages; Kasia Niewiadoma wins the OVO Energy Women’s Tour; Lucas Hamilton up to third overall at the ‘Baby Giro’; Cameron Meyer takes his first win on the road in 2017; Froome sees Porte as Tour de France favourite; Fuglsang and Aru to be Astana co-leaders at the Tour?; Trans Am leadership shifts, Tour Divide kicks off; 68-year-old track cyclist tests positive … again; Sarah Roy’s post-win crash; Phil Gaimon’s “Worst Retirement Ever,” Episode 4 — Mt. Mitchell.
A 68-year-old cyclist from Quebec, Canada has been banned for more than seven years after testing positive for testosterone.
Gerard-Louis Robert, the holder of two world records in his age category, won’t be allowed to compete until October 11, 2024 after a doping control at the 2016 Quebec track championships returned high levels of testosterone. Robert was banned for four years, a decision he appealed to Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada.
It was at this time that the UCI revealed Robert had also served a doping ban in France in 2009, leading to a longer suspension than was first handed down.
“We were not aware of the 2009 offence,” said Louis Barbeau, the director of the Fédération Québécoise des Sports Cyclistes (FQSC). “Perhaps this is due to the dual nationality of Gérard-Louis Robert, who is also French.”
Follow the link to read more at La Presse.