Jonathan Tiernan-Locke plans comeback from biological passport suspension

Having been banned for two years following abnormalities in his biological passport after his Tour of Britain win, Jonathan Tiernan-Locke is on the comeback trail

Jonathan Tiernan-Locke, Lincoln Grand Prix 2012

Banned former Team Sky cyclist Jonathan Tiernan-Locke has set his sights on a berth in a British domestic team for 2016 as his suspension for alleged biological passport violations comes to an end.

The Devon racer was slapped with a two-year ban after a test showed raised blood levels after his surprise Tour of Britain win in 2012, which Tiernan-Locke puts down to not rehydrating after a night out drinking in Bristol.

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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.