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Kashechkin challenges UCI on privacy

Andrey Kashechkin (Astana)

Andrey Kashechkin (Astana) (Image credit: Sirotti)

Andrey Kashechkin is not planning to just lay down and accept defeat after testing positive in August according to The Kazakh has summoned the UCI to court for violation of his privacy, filing the case on the same day that the UCI's trial against him went to court in Liege.

Kashechkin was found positive for homologous blood transfusion in an out of competition control taken while he was in Turkey. After the B sample was also found positive Kashechkin was fired by his Astana team on August 31.

Kashechkin has questioned the competence of the UCI in regard to releasing the information of the doping controls. His lawyers have claimed that the UCI has breached his right to privacy. The UCI now has the authority to take blood samples from the riders as well as keeping track of where the riders are at any particular time. However when the positive control took place, Kashechkin was on holiday and didn't wish to be disturbed.

His laywer, Luc Misson, has asked that the court prohibits the UCI from punishing his client or prohibit him from riding until the case has been decided. The case goes before the court on November 6.

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