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Steve Houanard banned for 2 years

Updated: January 22, 2013, 10:38 AM ET
Associated Press

AIGLE, Switzerland -- The International Cycling Union says French rider Steve Houanard has been suspended for two years for doping with EPO, and a disciplinary case has been opened against Leif Hoste of Belgium.

The UCI says Houanard has accepted his sanction.

Houanard was suspended by the UCI last October pending a disciplinary case by the French cycling federation. News of his out-of-competition positive test emerged ahead of the Tour of Beijing.

The rider was pulled from ...

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