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"We ask for a suspension of two to four years and a fine of 770,000 euros. Furthermore, we want Kreuziger to be stripped from all results since 2011."

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28.10.2014 @ 17:43 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

The UCI has asked the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to hand Roman Kreuziger a severe puishment. On the other hand, the lawyer complains about procedural errors, claiming that the blood samples have not been stored properly.

 

A few weeks ago, Roman Kreuziger was acquitted in his home country. However, the UCI still claims that the Czech has used prohibited methods, referring to irregular values in his biological passport.

 

Together with the World Anti-Doping Agency WADA, the UCI still wants the Czech to be suspended and have appealed the decision to CAS.

 

"We ask for a suspension of two to four years and a fine of 770,000 euros," the federation requires. "Furthermore, we want Kreuziger to be stripped from all results since 2011.

 

The latter would mean that the 28-year-old Tinkoff-Saxo rider would lose his win in the 2013 Amstel Gold Race and his fifth place in the 2013 Tour de France.

 

Kreuziger's lawyer is defending the athlete.

 

"Kreuziger was acquitted because the available data are incomplete and inadequate," he wrote in a statement. The lawyer claims that some samples have been stored at a high temperature, while others were not logged correctly.

 

According to Kreuziger's defense, the abnormal values ​​can be explained by hypothyroidism, a malfunction of the thyroid from which he has been suffering since 2003. The treatment for the condition has caused the irregular values, the lawyer claims.

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