Artur Fedosseyev becomes fifth Astana rider to test positive in 2014

Continental team rider Fedosseyev tests positive for use of anabolic androgenic steroids

Astana chases on stage nine of the 2014 Tour de France

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Artur Fedosseyev of the Astana Continental team has tested positive for the use of anabolic androgenic steroids, the UCI confirmed on Wednesday, and becomes the fifth Astana rider to test positive in 2014.

The Kazakhstani rider's positive sample was collected at the Tour de l’Ain in August, and is just another name to add to a list of doping scandals Astana has been involved with this year.

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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.

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