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Russian cyclist Nikita Novikov banned for two years for doping

Jan. 14, 2014 at 3:42 PM   |   Comments

MOSCOW, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Nikita Novikov, a promising Russian racing cyclist, has been banned for two years for using outlawed substances, Russia's anti-doping agency said Tuesday.

The agency, RUSADA, said the action was taken after Novikov tested positive last year for hydroxy-ostarine and o-dephenyl-ostarine, which are muscle growth stimulants, the Russian sports news agency R-Sport reported.

The International Cycling Union suspended him in June after he failed a doping test.

The ban runs until June 6, 2015, RUSADA said.

The 24-year-old won the Tour de Slovaquie and Tour des Pays de Savoie in 2011 with the Itera-Katusha team. He participated in 10 races in 2013 as part of the Dutch team Vacansoleil-DCM. He finished 14th in the general classification and sixth in the youth classification in the tour du Nord Pas-de-Calais in May.

Novikov's ban is the fourth in the last month for Russian cyclists.

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