Denis Menchov given two-year doping ban

Russian former pro Denis Menchov has 2009, 2010 and 2012 Tour de France results stripped as result of anti-doping violation

Denis Menchov still leads

Denis Menchov has been given a two-year ban from professional cycling, and had his results removed from the 2009, 2010 and 2012 Tours de France, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) confirmed on Saturday.

Although the Russian retired in May 2013, the UCI has imposed a two-year suspension on Menchov ending on April 9 2015 on the grounds of 'anti-doping rule violations based on his Athlete Biological Passport'.

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