Kohl admits he started doping at 19

Bernhard Kohl

Bernhard Kohl, the Austrian cyclist caught taking CERA at the 2008 Tour de France, has announced that he will never race again, and has admitted he started doping as a teenager.

In a statement published on his website, Kohl said that he "no longer wanted to live a life based on lies". He also apologised for deceiving spectators and fans.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.