Former cyclist calls for Djokovic to be suspended for doping control

Former French cyclist Marc Madiot, manager of the Groupama-FDJ cycling team, believes that the world’s first racket Novak Djokovic should be suspended due to the doping testing situation.

The Serbian tennis player previously said that before the Davis Cup match with Briton Cameron Norrie did not undergo the full doping control procedure because he did not want to disrupt his usual schedule. Djokovic complained about the behavior of the doping officer, who observed him for “hours”, stressing that there was no point in taking a pre-match test. The Serb beat Norrie with a score of 6:4, 6:4.

— The range of doping substances includes those which can be detected within a very limited time. If an athlete is not tested before the start of the competition, traces of doping may disappear after the competition. It is for this reason that pre-competition tests were introduced. Being warned (of the control) is surreal. This is no longer a surprise test.

If the Anti-Doping Authority does its job, then Djokovic should be suspended from competition. He refused the test before the match and took it afterward. In cycling, if you refuse to take the test, the result is considered positive. In this case, you expose yourself to sanctions. You have no right to refuse the test, these are the rules,” Madio said on RMC Sport.

Djokovic holds the record for most Grand Slam titles won among men. The 36-year-old Serbian has 24 trophies to his name.

RMC Sport

Source : MatchTV

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