Cyclist Danielson accepts 4-year doping sanction

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) " Cyclist Tom Danielson has accepted a four-year sanction for his second anti-doping rule violation.

USADA announced the penalty Thursday, saying the 38-year-old Danielson "tested positive as a result of an out-of-competition urine sample he provided on July 9, 2015, for the presence of an exogenous Androgenic Anabolic Steroid and/or its metabolites."

The Colorado racer's four-year period of ineligibility began on Aug. 3, 2015, the date he accepted a provisional suspension. Danielson accepted a six-month sanction and loss of results in 2012 for his involvement in the U.S. Postal Service Pro Cycling Team doping conspiracy.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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