Bergman tests positive for hormone

Updated: July 29, 2004, 10:13 AM ET
Associated Press

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.

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