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Bakker banned for life

Mountain biker Erwin Bakker was given a life-long ban from racing by International Court of Arbitration for Sports in Lausanne. Bakker was tested positive for performance-enhancing products twice last year: once in March in the Vuelta a Valladolid for testosterone, then again in Canada in June for EPO. He is currently sitting out a two-year ban for his offenses, but competed nevertheless in the Vulkan Bike Marathon in Germany last week-end, under the name of his brother Jarno, and won the race. A German journalist recognized Erwin Bakker on the podium picture later, and the game was up.

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