Kashechkin tests positive for blood doping

Andrey Kashechkin (Astana)

Andrey Kashechkin (Astana) (Image credit: Sirotti)

Astana suffered another blow Wednesday when Kazakh Andrej Kashechkin tested positive for a homologus blood transfusion following an unexpected control on August 1 in Belek, Turkey. Astana issued a statement saying Kashechkin was suspended effective immediately while waiting for the analysis of the B sample.

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