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Bergman tests positive for hormone

7/29/2004

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Cyclist Adam Bergman of Lino
Lakes, Minn., has been suspended for testing positive during an out
of competition screening for a hormone that increases aerobic
power.

Bergman, 23, tested positive April 6 for erythropoietin, which
stimulates the body's production of red blood cells, U.S.
Anti-Doping Agency officials said Wednesday.

Under the terms of the suspension, Bergman agreed not to compete
in any events under the jurisdiction of Union Cycliste
Internationale, USA Cycling or the U.S. Olympic Committee.

The USADA is the independent anti-drug agency for Olympic sports
in the United States.