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Alejandro Valverde loses appeal of ban

Updated: November 4, 2010, 9:56 AM ET
Associated Press

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Spanish cyclist Alejandro Valverde suffered another legal defeat on Thursday when Switzerland's supreme court upheld his doping bans for using the blood-boosting hormone EPO.

The Swiss Federal Tribunal rejected Valverde's request to overturn suspensions imposed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport and the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI).

The CAS banned the 30-year-old rider until January 2012 when it ruled in favor of the International Cycling Union and ...

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