Banned cyclist Robin Townsend claims drink was spiked by longtime rival before time trial

Robin Townsend told the UKAD hearing that a longstanding dispute with a fellow rider led to his bottle being spiked with modafinil before he tested positive

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Banned amateur cyclist Robin Townsend told his hearing with UK Anti-Doping that he believes his drink was spiked by a longtime rival ahead of the 100-mile time trial he tested positive in.

Townsend, the reigning 12-hour time trial champion, was handed a four-year ban by UKAD after testing positive for stimulant modafinil after the Burton and District Alliance 100-mile event on September 5.

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