Kessler given two-year ban

Matthias Kessler, formerly of Team Astana, has been given a two-year suspension for testosterone doping, the Disciplinary Committee of the Swiss Olympic Committee announced on Friday.

Kessler tested positive for testosterone in a surprise doping control on April 24 before the Flèche Wallonne, in which he finished fourth. He was suspended when the result of the A sample was announced the end of June, and fired when the B sample confirmed the findings.

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