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Wednesday, 20 September, 2000, 18:36 GMT 19:36 UK
Cyclist kicked out over drugs
Giro d'Italia
Cycling has been no stranger to drugs scandals
Czech rider Jan Hruska is out of the Olympics after it was confirmed he tested positive for a banned substance, believed to be nandrolone.

The cyclist, winner of the prologue and a stage in the Giro d'Italia in May, will miss the time trial and road race in Sydney after a second sample was found to be positive.

Hruska was tested on 13 September during the Tour of Spain, the International Cycling Union revealed.

A statement confirmed: "The anti-doping control...was indeed positive.

"The Czech Cycling Federation has started proceedings against this rider for breach of the ICU anti-doping regulations."

Jaroslav Nekola, the head of the Czech Anti-Doping Committee, said the substance was nandrolone, an anabolic steroid.

Hruska will not be replaced in the team.

The Vitalicio Seguros team rider is the second Czech kicked off the Games squad for doping, after weightlifter Zbynek Vacura tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid earlier this month. He has denied the allegation.

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