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Cyclist Pfannberger's positive EPO test confirmed

Cyclist Pfannberger's positive EPO test confirmed

Cyclist Christian Pfannberger's positive doping test for EPO has been confirmed by a backup "B" sample, the Austrian anti-doping agency NADA said Monday.
Pfannberger, a two-time Austrian national champion, pulled out of the Giro d'Italia and was suspended by his Katusha team in May after he had tested positive for the banned drug in an out-of-competition check on March 19.
He was provisionally suspended by cycling's governing body pending analysis of the second sample.
Pfannberger, who denied any wrongdoing, could now face a lifetime ban after being previously suspended for testosterone in 2004. NADA will hear the case within eight weeks.