Yates gets 4-month ban, misses Tour de France

Pakistan Observer - - SPORTS -

LON­DON—Bri­tish cy­clist Si­mon Yates will miss the Tour de France af­ter be­ing hit with a four-month ban for fail­ing a drugs test. His team OricaGreenEdge an­nounced in April that the 23-year-old had tested pos­i­tive for Terbu­taline at Paris-Nice the pre­vi­ous month, but blamed an “ad­min­is­tra­tive er­ror” over the use of an asthma in­haler.

And on Fri­day the UCI con­firmed Yates’ pun­ish­ment, which, although back­dated to the time of his sam­ple col­lec­tion, will rule him out of the Tour’s July 2 start. —AFP

Islamabad and Rawalpindi teams in ac­tion dur­ing Women In­ter-Di­vi­sion Archery Cham­pi­onship.

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