10 May 2009

Former world champ suspended after failing cocaine test

9:08 am on 10 May 2009

The former world champion cyclist Tom Boonen of Belgium has failed an out-of-competition test for cocaine and has been suspended from all activities by his Quick Step cycling team.

Boonen, who won the Paris-Roubaix classic for the third time last month and is among the top one-day race riders in the world, previously failed a test for cocaine last year.