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CCES announces cyclist Picard suspended for anti-doping rule violation

OTTAWA — Cyclist Dominic Picard has been suspended for almost four years for an anti-doping rule violation.

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport made the announcement Wednesday.

Picard was suspended for three years and nine months after his urine sample revealed the presence of clenbuterol (an anabolic agent) and tamoxifen (a hormone modulator). The sample was collected during in-competition doping control June 28, 2015.

Picard, a resident of Laval, Que., admitted the violation and agreed to waive his right to a hearing, entitling him to request a sanction reduction. Both the CCES and World Anti-Doping Agency jointly agreed to a reduced sanction of three years and nine months.

Picard's suspension will end April 14, 2019.

The Canadian Press

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