19 Dec 2013

Australian cyclist suspended after drug test

8:11 am on 19 December 2013

The veteran Australian road cyclist Michael Rogers has been provisionally suspended by the sport's governing body over the results of a doping test taken during his victory at the Japan Cup Road Race in October.

The 33-year-old is blaming food contamination following the positive test for the banned anabolic agent clenbuterol, which the International Cycling Union says showed up in a urine sample taken from Rogers in a routine test during the event.

Rogers is a three-time world time trial champion who has competed in the Tour de France nine times.