Sinkewitz points to Klöden in German doping affair

Patrik Sinkewitz reportedly admitted to the German authorities that his former team-mates Andreas Klöden and Matthias Kessler were with present on a trip to the Freiburg University clinic before the 2006 Tour de France where he took part in blood doping. The German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung said that Sinkewitz named both riders in a hearing earlier this week.

The 27 year-old German who accepted his one year suspension for doping this week was threatened with jail time if he failed to co-operate with the investigation of the Bundeskriminalamt (German federal police). The former T-Mobile rider tested positive for testosterone prior to the 2007 Tour de France, and was the subject of a larger investigation into suspected widespread doping practices on the team in the years prior.

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