Winner of the Gran Fondo New York stripped of title after failing drugs test

Oscar Tovar is banned from all competitions for two years and also receives a lifetime ban from Gran Fondo New York events after winning race on testosterone

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Colombian Oscar Tovar has been stripped of his Gran Fondo New York 2015 title after it was discovered he was competing on synthetic testosterone.

Tovar tested positive during an in-competition doping test administered by the US Anti Doping Agency after crossing the line first in May.

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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.