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Nikita Novikov tests positive

Updated: June 7, 2013, 7:35 AM ET
Associated Press

AIGLE, Switzerland -- Russian rider Nikita Novikov was provisionally suspended on Friday by the International Cycling Union after testing positive for doping.

Novikov tested positive for ostarine in an out-of-competition test on May 17. Ostarine potentially helps increase muscle mass and is classed among substances known as Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (SARMS).

It's the fourth doping case announced by the UCI within the last month despite hopes that a new generation was ...

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