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Stahurskaya banned for two years

Former world champion Zinaida Stahurskaya of Belarus has been banned for two years by the national cycling federation, it was revealed on Saturday. The 34-year-old tested positive for anabolic steroid stanozolol after the GP European Carnival race in Italy on July 16 last year before testing positive for testosterone on July 31 at the Tour of San Marino and at the August 7 Tour of Bochum in Germany. Stahurskaya won the world road race title in 2000 and also claimed the women's Tour de France in 2002.

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By Agence France Presse

Former world champion Zinaida Stahurskaya of Belarus has been banned for two years by the national cycling federation, it was revealed on Saturday.

The 34-year-old tested positive for anabolic steroid stanozolol after the GP European Carnival race in Italy on July 16 last year before testing positive for testosterone on July 31 at the Tour of San Marino and at the August 7 Tour of Bochum in Germany.

Stahurskaya won the world road race title in 2000 and also claimed the women’s Tour de France in 2002.