Amateur cyclist Robin Townsend receives ban for using EPO, confirms UKAD

The four-year ban will run concurrently with an existing ban he received after testing positive for a different substance

UK Anti-Doping has confirmed that Robin Townsend, who was handed a four-year ban earlier this year for a positive test, has been handed a second ban after testing positive for blood booster EPO.

The 46-year-old amateur cyclist, who tested positive for modafinil in 2015, will serve his two four-year bans concurrently, from October 8, 2015 (when his provisional ban begun) to midnight on October 7, 2019

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).