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Hondo's ban reinstated

By Susan Westemeyer

In a move which seems to have taken everyone by surprise, the WADA on Wednesday announced the latest twist in the Danilo Hondo doping case. The group released a statement applauding the "the decision of the Court of Appeal of Canton de Vaud, Lausanne, Switzerland, on May 16 to reject the appeal filed by cyclist Danilo Hondo against the two-year sanction imposed to him by the Court of Arbitration for Sport for testing positive for the prohibited substance Carphedon."

According to WADA, this decision overturns the March 15 Court of Appeal's decision, which suspended Hondo's ban and allowed him to return to competition. "The cyclist is therefore no longer allowed to compete," WADA says. Hondo recently won two stages in the Peace Race, both before the court's decision. After May 16th, he won the Peace Race's sprinter's jersey and won the Neuseen Classics race on May 21. Cyclingnews has confirmed that he will start today in the Bayern Rundfahrt.

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