USADA bans rider after testing positive for 10 different prohibited substances

The athlete has accepted a four-year suspension

Doping products (Photo by Patrick Kovarik/AFP via Getty Images)

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The US Anti-Doping Agency has banned a rider after testing positive for 10 different prohibited substances.

Vahe Aivazian, 52, a masters racer from California, accepted a four-year suspension for the possession, use and/or attempted use of a number of banned drugs.

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