Mikel Astarloza proves talk of a clean Tour premature

Mikel Astarloza, leader of the Euskaltel TDF team, has been provisionally suspended by the UCI after being found positive for EPO in an out of competion test on 26th June. The suspension will continue until the case is considered by the Spanish federation. Astarloza has asked for a counter analysis of the B sample.

Presumably Astarloza will lose his TDF stage win (he slipped a group of four including Jurgen Van den Broek and Pellizotti) if the positive is confirmed.

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  1. Danny said

    The two year ban just doesn’t seem to be a big enough deterrent Bring in the five year ban – that’s what I say!

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