Hondo banned

The Swiss Cycling Federation has sentenced Danilo Hondo to a two-year suspension, with one year of that to be suspended, followed by five years probation, after testing positive for the stimulant Carphedon at the Tour of Murcia in March this year. He must also pay a fine of CHF100,000 and court costs of CHF5,000.

Hondo has continued to maintain his innocence. After the hearing, his lawyer Michael Lehner said, "This sentence is a compromise and a partial success for us. With this, Danilo still has a future in the sport."

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