Hondo makes comeback in Argentina

German Danilo Hondo will make his comeback to the sport after serving a suspension for doping, which...

German Danilo Hondo will make his comeback to the sport after serving a suspension for doping, which ends on January 22, 2008. Hondo will ride the Tour de San Luis in Argentina with the Diquigiovanni Androni team.

Hondo tested positive for the banned substance carphedon during the 2005 Vuelta a Murcia, and was initially suspended for two years, with one year suspended and a five year probation by the Swiss Federation. The UCI appealed the sentence to CAS, who issued a two year ban on the rider. In March, 2006, a Swiss court overturned the CAS decision, allowing Hondo to return to racing, and he signed with the Tinkoff Credit Systems team. However, the Swiss supreme court reinstated the ban in January, 2007,

The German, who maintained his innocence throughout the protracted ordeal, now has a contract for one year with the UCI Professional Continental Diquigiovanni Androni along with Gilberto Simoni.

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