The article misses some important information. According to this article in French, the initial 1-year ban has been meanwhile reduced to 1 month and ultimately cancelled after it was established that correct procedure notifying him of the control was not observed, whatever that means. Probably organizer's fail to give him the right instructions. The current news is only that the court agreed that Bassons deserves damages for having to go through those unlawful procedures initiated by the Federation.Koronin said:Now we have this one: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/court-orders-french-federation-to-compensate-bassons-for-2012-suspension/
This is definitely an interesting read.