Kashechkin gets his day in court

By Shane Stokes

Andrey Kashechkin takes to the courts today (Tuesday) in a bid to use European law to overthrow his suspension from cycling. The Kazakh rider tested positive for a homologous blood transfusion after an anti-doping control in Turkey on August 1 but, rather than fighting it in the usual anti-doping courts, he and his lawyers are claiming that sporting authorities have no jurisdiction when it comes to running such tests on athletes.

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