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MOSCOW, 27 Jul – Russian cyclist Maxim Piskunov, silver medalist of the European Championship, has been suspended for two years for violating anti-doping rules, according to the website of the Russian Cycling Federation.
Piskunov was found guilty of violating clause 4.4 (violation by an athlete of the procedure for providing information on whereabouts) of the All-Russian Anti-Doping Rules. The period of disqualification of a cyclist begins on June 24, 2022.
Athletes must notify the anti-doping authorities of the time periods in which they will be available for doping testing. In the absence of an athlete in the specified place, he receives a “red flag” in the ADAMS system, for three such violations he may be suspended from the competition.
Piskunov is 24 years old. He won the silver medal at the 2017 European Championship in the knockout race. At the time of his suspension, he played for the Marathon-Tula team.