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Kashechkin heard in July

Andrei Kashechkin, who tested positive for homologous blood transfusion shortly after the Tour de France 2007, will be heard by the disciplinary commission of his native Kazakhstan cycling federation next July. According to French news agency AFP, the first hearing of the former Astana rider should have taken place one month ago but had to be rescheduled to July at Kashechkin's request, said UCI lawyer Philippe Verbiest.

In May, the Kazakh cycling federation claimed to not have received the file by the UCI. The world governing body of cycling in turn affirmed that it had sent the dossier twice already. Last December, the national federation handed out a one-year ban – instead of two years – to Alexandre Vinokourov, who was found guilty of the same offense as Kashechkin.

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