Cycling Canada 'cannot condone' secrecy of historic doping violation by former rider

Former Canadian Olympian Clara Hughes reveals she tested positive and served a three-month ban in secret in 1994

Clara Hughes at the 2011 UCI World Championships (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Cycling Canada insists it will learn from its mistakes after a doping ban served by former rider Clara Hughes was kept secret for more than 20 years.

In her memoirs, set to be released this week, Hughes revealed that she tested positive after the World Championships in 1994 but her three-month ban was only known about by her national team manager and three other people, who kept silent.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.