Boonen's cocaine case ends

A court in Turnhout, Belgium, has ruled that although Tom Boonen used cocaine, the Quick Step rider will face no further punishment.

The sprinter, who is currently riding the Tour of Qatar, tested positive for the drug in an out-of-competition control last spring. The use of cocaine outside of competition is not a sporting violation. It was later claimed that tests showed that he had used cocaine "often" over a period of months and also that he had taken the drug ecstasy.

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