Bernhard Kohl

Austria?s Bernhard Kohl has been banned from racing for two years by the Austrian National Anti-doping Agency.

The former Gerolsteiner rider, who won the climber?s jersey and finished third overall in this year?s Tour de France, had hoped for a reduced ban after promising to give information about how he obtained the banned third-generation blood-booster CERA. However after a two and a half hour hearing in Vienna, the Austrians showed no pity and hit him with a full 24-month ban.

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