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Keisse said to be positive for cathine

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Mark Zalewski, North American Editor
Published:
December 10, 2008, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 22:03 BST
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Latest Cycling News, December 10, 2008

Ilzo Keisse has said that he will end his cycling career if his B sample from the last day of the...

Ilzo Keisse has said that he will end his cycling career if his B sample from the last day of the Gent Six-Day race also comes up positive. According to sportwereld.be, he tested positive for the drug cathine.

Cathine is an appetitive suppressant, decongestant and amphetamine. Neither Keisse nor his team, which has suspended him, has yet released the name of the product for which he tested positive.

The 25-year-old said that he still could not believe it, but seemed resigned to a bad outcome. "I wait without any illusions for the result of the B sample. Without illusion, because I can hardly believe that the new analysis will show anything different. It is the same urine sample, simply in a different container. This means the end of my career," he said. (SW)

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