Olympic champion Longo faces doping hearing for missed controls

Jeannie Longo, World Championships 2010, women time trial

French cycling legend, Jeannie Longo faces doping charges after missing three out-of-competition controls. According to French newspaper L'Equipe, the French anti-doping agency (AFLD) asked the national federation, the FFC open a disciplinary hearing.

The 52-year-old told AFP news agency she has "been tested more than any other athlete in the world," but failed to explain three missed controls within 18 months.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.