Another Phonak rider tests positive for dope

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Wednesday, August 17, 2005
By Yokota Fritz

Velonews reports that Fabrizio Guidi of Team Phonak tested positive in a dope test. Guidi has been suspended from the team pending the outcome of B-sample testing. This is the fourth Phonak cyclist to test positive since the 2004 season began. Olympic medalist Tyler Hamilton was riding for Phonak when he tested positive for blood doping.

Personally, I've always wanted to believe that Hamilton is somehow innocent, but this pattern is a bit disturbing. Hamilton's appeal hearing is tenatively scheduled for September 6.

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