Kashechkin case battles "the system"

Andrey Kashechkin (C)

Andrey Kashechkin (C) (Image credit: AFP)

The embattled Kazakh rider Andrey Kashechkin will have his day in court in Liege, Belgium, on Tuesday to contest the UCI's doping control procedures. Kashechkin sued the UCI after testing positive for a homologous blood transfusion following the Tour de France, saying the UCI's unannounced control a violation of his privacy. After being fired from his Astana team, the rider has taken a unique argument against the result, calling the unannounced control which resulted in the positive result a "violation of his human rights". Kashechkin's positive followed his compatriot and team-mate Alexander Vinokourov's transfusion positive which came during the Tour de France and forced the team to leave the race.

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