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Casper exonerated of Tour doping charges

By:
Bjorn Haake in Zamora
Published:
September 16, 2008, 23:00,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 18:35
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Latest Cycling News, September 17, 2008
France's Jimmy Casper, 30, cleared of doping charges

France's Jimmy Casper, 30, cleared of doping charges

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The French cycling federation's disciplinary commission exonerated Frenchman Jimmy Casper, who...

The French cycling federation's disciplinary commission exonerated Frenchman Jimmy Casper, who tested positive for glucocorticoids during the Tour de France, according to the AFP. Appearing with his lawyer Bertrand Wambeke, the 30 year-old of Team Agritubel pled the problem was to due to un-renewed paperwork.

Casper, an asthmatic, carried a therapeutic use exemptions (TUE) for the last twelve years. His authorisation expired on May 29 and was not renewed before the Tour de France, July 5 to 27, and produced a 'positive' control after the stage to Super Besse, July 10.

He will resume with the French team, which temporarily suspended him at the beginning of August following the news of the positive control.

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