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Patrik Sinkewitz tests positive for HGH

Updated: March 18, 2011, 1:11 PM ET
Associated Press

AIGLE, Switzerland -- German rider Patrik Sinkewitz was suspended Friday after becoming the first cyclist to test positive for human growth hormone.

World governing body UCI said Sinkewitz tested positive for HGH at the Grand Prix di Lugano on Feb. 27. He could face a lifetime ban because he already has served a one-year doping suspension. He is provisionally suspended pending a hearing by the German cycling federation.

Sinkewitz's blood sample was analyzed at the World Anti-Doping ...

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