B-sample confirms positive doping result for Jumbo-Visma's Michel Hessmann

Following the Giro d'Italia in June, a positive doping result shook Jumbo-Visma. Michel Hessmann, who had helped Primoz Roglic to success, tested positive for a diuretic related to weight loss and has since been suspended. Today, his B-sample was confirmed to have the same result.

This is reported by Badische Zeitung with direct ties to the National German Anti-Doping Agency. After the first positive result the Jumbo-Visma rider asked for a B-sample and the result took several months to be found, but that has seemingly already been decided.

This will certainly mean that Hessmann awaits a suspension from pro cycling and his time with the Dutch team is most likely going to come to an end. On a separate note it will be possible for the 22-year old to face criminal charges as Germany takes doping cases very seriously.

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