UCI suspends French rider Houanard for doping
AIGLE, Switzerland (AP)
The International Cycling Union has provisionally suspended French rider Steve Houanard after he tested positive for EPO.
The UCI says Houanard tested positive for the banned blood-boosting hormone in an out-of-competition urine sample he gave on Sept. 21.
The governing body says Houanard is suspended until the French Cycling Federation completes its disciplinary case.
The Ag2r-La Mondiale rider has the right to attend the analysis of his backup sample.