Sinkewitz, German federation drop appeals

The ruling against Patrik Sinkewitz has been accepted by both parties and they have both dismissed...

The ruling against Patrik Sinkewitz has been accepted by both parties and they have both dismissed their appeals of his one-year suspension, the German cycling federation (Bund Deutsche Radfahrer, BDR) announced Thursday.

Sinkeiwtz tested positive for testosterone in an out-of-competition control before the Tour de France last summer, and was given an reduced suspension of one year because he cooperated with investigators. Both the BDR and the 27 year-old appealed the sentence in January.

"Patrik Sinkewitz, who has accepeted his responsibility and cooperated by telling what he knew, can now use this is a basis to look for a new employer," said BDR General Secretary Martin Wolf.

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