Vienna, July 29
Former three-time Olympic bike owner Johann Lienhart has been banned for 10 years for offering his son, an expert triathlete, with unlawful performance-enhancing substances.
The Austrian Anti-Doping Legal Committee stated Tuesday that the 60-year-old Lienhart equipped his son with EPO, genotropine and testosterone between December 2018 and March 2019.
The committee additionally stated that Lienhart “encouraged, instructed and supported” his son in utilizing doping.
His son, two-time Austrian nationwide triathlon champion Florian Lienhart, was caught doping and provisionally suspended in 2019, earlier than being banned for 4 years final February.
Johann Lienhart was one in all Austria’s main cyclists within the 1980s and competed at three Olympics between 1980 and 1988. He gained the nationwide highway title in 1983 and was a part of the Austrian group that gained bronze on the time trial of the 1987 world championships. — AP