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Hondo must serve two years

Tinkoff Credit System's Danilo Hondo's season will start later than expected after the Court for Arbitration for Sport ruled that the German must serve more time on his suspension to fulfil the two year penalty that was upheld in January. Hondo, who tested positive for banned substance Carphedon during the 2005 Vuelta a Murcia, challenged his original ban in the Swiss courts, and won a temporary reprieve when the Swiss courts overturned the suspension imposed by the Swiss Cycling Union.

Hondo returned to racing in April of 2006, having served just over one year of the suspension before being banned again by the Swiss Supreme Court in January 2007. He was originally scheduled to return to racing on March 31, but CAS must now recalculate his ban, throwing the German's 2007 season into doubt.

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