Don't look for Thomas Dekker to return to cycling until July 1, 2011. The Monaco Cycling Federation handed down the standard sentence to the Dutch rider, formerly tipped for greatness, in the first case of its kind. Based on information in Dekker's biological passport, authorities retested an out of competition urine sample from 2007 and found evidence of Dynepo. Dekker seemed to indicate acceptance of the sentence, if Google Translation can be believed, and otherwise is saying the right things:
Call it indiscretion. It was the period when I injured my hip still was beaten back. I was not comfortable in my skin. But I do not look for excuses. I was wrong.
Draw your own conclusions.