Ex-French cyclist urges Novak Djokovic suspension for doping test refusal

"The fact that he was only warned is unreal," Madiot said

by Sead Dedovic
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Ex-French cyclist urges Novak Djokovic suspension for doping test refusal
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Former French cyclist Marc Madiot is furious with Novak Djokovic and his moves. Namely, before the Davis Cup Final 8 quarterfinal, Novak Djokovic admitted that he had been approached by the anti-doping authorities. The Serb was not satisfied with the fact that they wanted to test him, and he refused such a thing.

Madiot, on the other hand, believes that Djokovic has only confirmed that he is doped. This great cyclist looked at the rules of cycling and emphasized the penalties that follow when you refuse to be tested. "There are rules of testing before and after competition.

If the anti-doping body is doing its job, Mr. Novak Djokovic should be suspended, He refused a test before the match and did it after. In cycling, if you refuse a test, you are automatically positive, and when that is the case, you receive a penalty.

You don't have the right to refuse testing, that's the rule. In the assortment of doping products there are those that can be detected in a very limited period of time. If you don't test yourself before the start, during the match, their traces can be erased in the body.

That is why testing was introduced before the competition. The fact that he was only warned is unreal," Madiot said, quoted by tennisworldusa.org!


Novak Djokovic reacts

In an interview with the media, Novak Djokovic emphasized that he is disappointed, considering that he has never experienced such a thing in his career.

The fact that they approached him an hour, an hour and a half before the match is frustrating for him. The Serb is known as a person who has his own routine, and if you break it, it is difficult for him to be maximally focused and ready for the match.

"I had a brief discussion with people from the anti-doping agency. I didn't believe that they made such a decision, in 20 and more years of my career, it never happened to me that an hour and a half before the match I needed to go for doping control.

I have my own routine, I don't need that distraction, to have my urine and blood taken, to think about whether I can give urine at that moment. Illogical situation and decision," -Novak Djokovic said.

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