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Pollack's B-sample results expected this week

By:
Richard Tyler
Published:
October 20, 2009, 16:33 BST,
Updated:
October 20, 2009, 17:54 BST
Edition:
Second Edition Cycling News, Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Olaf Pollack (Team Volksbank)

Olaf Pollack (Team Volksbank)

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German says he expects laboratory's counter-analysis to clear his name

Olaf Pollack expects to know this week whether counter-analysis of anti-doping samples has confirmed evidence of manipulation. The Dresden Institute for Doping analysis and Sport biochemistry has commenced analysis of samples taken on September 6 that had allegedly shown irregular blood values.

Pollack was suspended by the German Cycling Federation (BDR) in mid-September after the initial findings. The former Gerolsteiner and T-Mobile professional has denied any wrong-doing and told German media that he expects the counter-analysis to support his claim of innocence.

"I count upon hearing a result by the end of the week," said Pollack on Tuesday, according to German newspaper Bild.

Pollack could face a two-year suspension from competition if the result of the counter-analysis confirms evidence of doping practices.

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