News in pro cycling reports two events: who won and who doped. Fallout from the Tour de France continues.
A race in Hamburg, Germany refused entry to Tour winner Alberto Contador, based on his involvement in Operation Puerto. (ABC News)
The organisers of the Pro-Tour's Cyclassics event in Hamburg say they have received information from German doping expert Werner Franke which, he claims, shows Contador had taken testosterone and asthma medication.
Franke bases his claim on documents he says are in his possession from the Spanish police's Operation Puerto inquiry into Eufemiano Fuentes, the doctor said to have masterminded doping programmes for athletes.
"The name of this Mr Contador appears on several occasions on the court and police documents," he said.
CNN reports a Tour rider tested positive for homologous blood doping.
Kazakh Andrey Kashechkin on Wednesday became the second Astana rider to test positive for blood doping in less than a month.
Kashechkin, who has been suspended with immediate effect by the Swiss team, failed a test on August 1.
"This result is the consequence of a random test conducted on August 1 in Belek (Turkey)," Astana said in a statement.
Italian rider now faces a court inquiry in his home country.
Cristian Moreni immediately acknowledged drug use when the positive case was announced on July 25, forcing the withdrawal of his Cofidis team.
At the end of the 30-minute hearing, Moreni's lawyer said he did not believe the rider would face further questioning. It was unclear when a verdict would be announced.
Moreni faces a two-year ban.