Jumbo-Visma's Michel Hessman facing lengthy doping ban

German rider previously suspended by Jumbo-Visma after positive anti-doping test

Michel Hessmann of Jumbo-Visma with a bloody knee
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Michel Hessman, one of Jumbo-Visma team's key riders in this year's Giro d'Italia, won by his team leader at the time, Primož Roglič, is likely to be banned for violating anti-doping rules.

Hessman's B sample from an anti doping positive has confirmed the results of his A sample, taken in June, for the presence of a banned diuretic.

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