Monday, June 3, 2013

UCI: Mauro Santambrogio is Provisionally Suspended

Statement from UCI:

The UCI advised Italian rider Mauro Santambrogio that he is provisionally suspended. The decision to provisionally suspend this rider was made in response to a report from the WADA accredited laboratory in Rome indicating an Adverse Analytical Finding of EPO in his urine sample collected at the Giro d’ Italia on 4th May 2013.

The provisional suspension of Mr. Santambrogio remains in force until a hearing panel convened by the Italian Cycling Federation determines whether he has committed an anti-doping rule violation under Article 21 of the UCI Anti-Doping Rules.

Mr. Santambrogio has the right to request and attend the analysis of his B sample. Under the World Anti-Doping Code and the UCI Anti-Doping Rules, the UCI is unable to provide any additional information at this time.

Santambrogio (Fantini Vini – Selle Italia) won stage 14 of this year's Giro d'Italia, the stage which ended on the steep slopes of the Jafferau climb in fog, rain and snow. He joins teammate Danilo Di Luca for being caught doping during the Giro; Di Luca was provisonally suspened on May 24th.

What is WRONG with these people? 

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  1. THis will likely kill the Fantini Vini team and put many people out of work. This is not something that Italy can afford in these time of economic turmoil. What a waste...

  2. Robbin, Luca Scinto has said, "È finito tutto, è la fine di tutto il progetto."

  3. Now Citracca says the team will continue....we'll have to wait and see.

  4. Still reckon Rabottini's win last year is one of the best bits of racing I've ever seen. I'd be mortified if it ever turned out it was assisted in some way: