Hondo vows to fight on

German Sprinter Danilo Hondo will face a hearing of the Swiss Olympic Committee on Thursday after his positive test for the stimulant carphedon at the Vuelta a Murcia in March.

Hondo - who holds a Swiss licence, hence the venue - told radsportnews.com that he will fight "to the end" to prove his innocence of the charge. Hondo faces a two-year ban plus a further two years' exclusion from ProTour teams under the ProTour ethical charter, which would effectively end his career. With such a serious sanction hanging over him, Hondo plans to take his case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport if the Swiss decision goes against him. "I cannot imagine never racing again," he said.

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