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German amateur tested positive

Doping in cycling is not only limited to professionals riders. This fall, an amateur in Germany, Sven Bauer, tested positive for the drug Cathine, an appetite suppressant.

Bauer, of Team Singer, was controlled on October 14 after the "Grosser Preis der Sparkasse Rhein-Haardt" race. He declined to have the B-sample tested, thereby admitting his guilt. The Bund Deutscher Radfahrer, the German cycling federation, will open a disciplinary proceeding against him.

Bauer may have ended more than his own future in cycling. The team sponsor said that it would immediately withdraw all support from the squad, according to team manager Rolf Ehret.

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