Danilo Hondo fired from coaching role after confessing to blood doping

The 45-year-old confessed his involvement in the Erfurt blood doping scandal on German television

Danilo Hondo at the 2010 Giro d'Italia (Tim De Waele/Getty)

(Image credit: Corbis via Getty Images)

Former professional cyclist Danilo Hondo has been sacked by the Swiss Cycling Federation after confessing to blood doping during his career.

The German has been dismissed without notice from his role as a national coach by the federation after the 45-year-old confessed to being involved in the Erfurt blood doping scandal on German television.

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