Sinkewitz appears before disciplinary committee

German gives evidence to BDR for five hours

Patrik Sinkewitz, the former T-Mobile rider sacked during this year's Tour de France for failing a drugs test, has given evidence to the German Cycling Federation's (BDR) disciplinary committee.

The 27-year-old German was discovered to have had abnormally high levels of testosterone during a routine drugs test in training on June 8 before this year's Tour. He was sacked by his team soon after having declined to have his B-sample tested.

The German has been co-operating with the BDR in an effort to get the normal two-year ban for such an offence reduced and spent the day giving evidence before a disciplinary committee.

"Patrik spent five hours giving evidence today," said the cyclist's lawyer Michael Lehner. "I expect a decision in the next two weeks."

© AFP 2007

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