Visma's Michel Hessmann runs half marathon in rapid time whilst awaiting verdict for positive doping test

Not being seen in the peloton since the 2023 World Championships in Glasgow, Team Visma | Lease a Bike's Michel Hessman is keeping fit and active in his absence from the World Tour.

A controversial absence, the 23-year-old German is currently awaiting a verdict after testing positive for a diuretic during the 2023 Giro d'Italia, something Team Visma | Lease a Bike boss, Richard Plugge previously insisted “It appears to have been a contamination," when discussing the case back in January on the RadioCycling podcast.

Hessman though is clearly in incredibly good shape, as he posted a half marathon to his Strava account in the rapid time of 1h 24m with a blistering average speed of 3:47 per kilometre, as you can see for yourself down below!

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