German Tour de France Cyclist Tests Positive for High Levels of Testosterone

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) German cyclist Patrik Sinkewitz tested
positive for high levels of testosterone a month before the start of the Tour de France, but competed in the race before crashing out on Sunday.

According to his country's cycling federation, the test was carried out June eighth and the A sample came back positive.

Sinkewitz, who has been provisionally suspended by his T-Mobile team, has five days to decide whether to request a B sample test.

If that also comes back positive, he faces a possible ban. He also
would be fired by his team and have to pay back his annual salary.

While elevated testosterone levels do not necessarily indicate doping, Sinkewitz was reportedly six times over the limit.


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