Andrey Kashechkin tested positive for homologue blood transfusion

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08.08.2007/The Astana team announced today that Kazach rider Andrey Kashechkin was tested positive with a homologue blood transfusion on August 1.

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Andrey Kashechkin during stage 14 of this years Tour de France (picture: Cyclingheroes)

New hard blow for the Astana Cycling Team: the Kazakh Andrej Kashechkin has been positively controlled by homologue blood transfusion. This result is the consequence of an unexpected control carried out on August 1st in Belek, Turkey . Kashechkin was one of the riders to participate at the Astana training camp in the Swiss Alps.

The rider is suspended from the team with immediate effect while waiting for the analysis of the B sample.

Whereas the Astana Cycling Team makes great efforts to be rebuilt on new bases, the positive control of Kashechkin once more damages the credibility of the team. This new hard blow does nothing but reinforce the will of the Astana Cycling Team's management to set up drastic measures for a clean cycling.

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