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Russian cyclist Manakov disqualified for doping – RT in Russian

The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) has suspended Russian cyclist Viktor Manakov for six months.

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“This is a classic example of contamination in a dietary supplement. An analysis was carried out in a laboratory accredited by WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency), which confirmed the fact of pollution, “- quotes the words of the lawyer Anna Antseliovich RIA Novosti.

Antseliovich stated that the reason for the disqualification was a contaminated food additive, in the description of which there was no mention of the substance found in Manakov’s sample.

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RUSADA found Manakov guilty of violating clause 2.1 of the All-Russian Anti-Doping Rules (the presence of a prohibited substance, or its metabolites, or markers in a sample taken from an athlete). Subject to the period of suspension served, the cyclist’s ineligibility expires on April 4, 2021.

Viktor Manakov is a bronze medalist at the 2014 World Cup in Cali.

Earlier, RUSADA announced its readiness to pay a fine to WADA.

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