IAM Cycling rider fearful over missed doping test at Giro d'Italia

Stef Clement missed a doping control at the end of stage 12 of the Giro d'Italia because the finish line was too crowded and he finished 17 minutes behind

Stef Clement at the Giro d'Italia presentation (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

IAM Cycling's Stef Clement has called for leniency to be shown after he turned up late to a drugs test at the end of stage 12 of the Giro d'Italia due to the hustle and bustle of the finishing area.

The Dutchman worried about receiving a two year ban for missing the test, but the rider has some pretty decent extenuating circumstances, by all accounts.

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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.