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by Shane Stokes
December 8, 2017
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Already banned until 2020 due to the second doping infraction of his career, former pro Patrick Sinkewitz has been handed an additional four years of suspension. The German rider tested positive for testosterone in 2007, served a ban, and was then snared for growth hormone in 2011. He was banned for eight years in 2012.
The 37 year old was subsequently found to have underwent blood transfusions with some other T-Mobile riders in 2006, but this didn’t lead to a longer suspension. Rather than sit things out until 2020, though, the 37-year-old rider competed in the Italian amateur Tour des Dolomites event last July.
He was caught doing that and, as a result, has had his suspension extended. According to CyclingPro.net, he will now be out of action until August 16, 2024.
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