Leukemans to hear appeal results on April 22

Björn Leukemans will learn on April 22 the results of his appeal of his two-year doping ban. The doping commission of the Vlaamse Gemeenschap (Flemish Community) on Tuesday heard his appeal, and also heard from the former Lotto team doctor who had been implicated in the case.

Leukemans tested positive for testosterone last fall. He claimed that the result was due to medication prescribed by team doctor Sam Vermeire. In December, the doctor admitted prescribing the product but denied that it could cause a positive test for synthetic testosterone. Both rider and doctor were released by the team.

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