Thursday, August 14, 2008

FRENCH CYCLIST TESTS POSITIVE FOR STEROIDS

SHOCKING, SHOCKING, SHOCKING…

French cyclist Jimmy Casper (r) tested positive for a banned steroid during the Tour de Tricheurs, the head of the nation's anti-doping agency said recently.

Casper did not have medical exemption for the use of steroids, according to Pierre Bordry. The Agritubel rider could be called before the French Cycling Federation.

The 95th edition of the Tour de Tricheurs was again hit by doping cases. Riccardo Ricco of Italy, Manuel Beltran and Moises Duenas Nevado of Spain each tested positive for the banned blood-booster EPO. Dmitriy Fofonov of Kazakhstan tested positive for a banned stimulant.

In addition, U.S. cyclist S. “The Pedaling Chef” Dill is also under investigation after a preliminary blood sample showed an abundance of merlot and twice the normal levels of tortilla chips.

(Photo by Pascal Pavani/Getty Images)

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