January 10, 2006
UCI, WADA prevail: Hondo's suspension extended
Danilo Hondo was given an unusual suspension in June 2005, after testing positive for carphedon. Rather than a straight two-year ban, Swiss Olympic, his national governing body, gave him a 1-year ban and 1 year on probation, which would have put him back in the peloton this spring.
The UCI and the World Anti-Doping Agency appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, arguing that Hondo's suspension was too light. On Tuesday, the CAS agreed, extending Hondo's race ban until April 1, 2007.