Sicot B-sample confirms positive test for EPO

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Marion Sicot faces a lengthy ban after the B-sample from her doping control at this year’s French Championships also tested positive for EPO. The French rider revealed the result of the counter-analysis in a post to social media, but she continues to maintain her innocence.

Sicot, who rides for Belgian squad Doltcini-Van Eyck Sport, returned a positive test for EPO on June 27 after finishing 10th in the French time trial championships. The 27-year-old withdrew from July’s La Course by Le Tour de France after being informed of the positive A-sample, though news of the case only reached the public domain when it was reported by L’Équipe in mid-September.

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