Tiernan-Locke hoping for return

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Published: Monday 20th October 2014 by The News Editor

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Jonathan Tiernan-Locke, who is currently serving a two-year doping suspension, is not ready to quit racing just yet.

The 29-year-old from Devon had his Team Sky contract cancelled earlier this year after confirmation of a UCI anti-doping violation.

Tiernan-Locke has not raced since being withdrawn from competition by his team in September 2013 following the discovery of discrepancies in his biological passport.

UK Anti-Doping in August rejected his claim that irregular blood samples were the result of an alcohol binge.

He was stripped of the 2012 Tour of Britain title, but maintains his innocence.

Tiernan-Locke hinted at early retirement, but now he suggested a return to cycling is possible once his ban is served.

“My heart’s still in racing,” Tiernan-Locke, who will be free to return from January 1, 2016, told ITV.

“I would still like to compete. I don’t think I’m done competing yet.”

Published: Monday 20th October 2014 by The News Editor

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