Bernhard Kohl's doping ban increased to six years by NADA
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Bernhard Kohl's doping ban increased to six years by NADA

by VeloNation Press at 10:25 AM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Doping
 
No word on whether Kohl will appeal the decision

Bernhard KohlBernhard Kohl's ban from cycling has been increased four more years by the Austrian National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).  The Austrian was stripped of his third place and King of the Mountains prize from the 2008 Tour de France following a positive doping test for Cera that was performed retroactively.

Kohl admitted to using the third generation EPO and cooperated extensively with the investigation.  He faced a lifetime ban from the sport, but his actions following the positive test initially reduced his ban to two years.  Now the NADA has decided to tack an additional four years onto his sentence, which would not make him eligible to race again until July of 2014.

The decision will be largely symbolic following Kohl's announcement last year that he would not return to racing.  He will be 32 years old when the suspension runs out.

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