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Dekker to open 2012 season at Tour of Qatar

By:
Cycling News
Published:
January 06, 2012, 12:41 GMT,
Updated:
January 06, 2012, 12:48 GMT
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, Saturday, January 7, 2012
Race:
Tour of Qatar
Thomas Dekker in action.

Thomas Dekker in action.

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Garmin-Cervelo rider returns to top tier of racing after doping ban

Thomas Dekker will return to WorldTour racing at the Tour of Qatar. The Dutch rider is returning to the top ranks with Team Garmin-Cervelo after riding for the Chipotle Development Team at the end of last season, following the completion of his doping suspension.

“Had good training day .. My first competition is February 5 Tour of Qatar,” he tweeted.  “Another month of training .. And the BAM ..”

Dekker was suspended for two years, from 2009 to 2011. He tested positive for EPO in the retroactive testing of a doping control from December 2007.

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