Jeannie Longo verdict imminent

The verdict from the French Cycling Federation (FFC) in the case of French cycling icon Jeannie Longo is fast approaching with a deadline for a decision set for no later than November 23. Longo is accused of 'no shows' in the anti-doping tests run by the national French agency, the AFLD. If the cyclist is cleared, it would mean a harsh defeat for the credibility of the latest rules and set a legal precedent that athletes accused of 'no show' could use again in the future.

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