Pro-tour rider Michael Rogers has been cleared to race again after cycling’s world governing body the UCI ruled that contaminated meat he had eaten in China had most probably led to the Australian’s failed dope test.
The Saxo Tinkoff rider was stripped of his results from the Japan Cup in October after he tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol.
Rogers had raced in China before travelling to Japan.
The three times world time trial champion was then provisionally suspended in December.
The UCI cleared the rider this week after analysing his explanations and accompanying technical reports.
Back in 2010 Spanish team mate Alberto Contador also argued he had eaten contaminated meat but that didn’t stop the UCI banning him for two years.