The UCI has announced that no less than eight riders tested positive during this year’s Vuelta a Colombia.
It was already known that U23 Colombian champion Robinson Lopez had traces of the EPO-related product CERA in a sample taken during the race and now the UCI has confirmed that another seven riders also had a positive result for the same substance,.
“The riders Luis Alberto Largo Quintero, Jonathan Felipe Paredes Hernandez, Edward Fabian Diaz Cardenas, Fabio Nelson Montenegro Forero, Luis Camargo Flechas, Fabian Robinson Lopez Rivera and Oscar Soliz Vilca were notified of an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) of CERA in blood samples collected on 1 and 2 August 2017,” reads the statement.
“The rider Juan Carlos Cadena Sastoque was notified of an AAF of 19-noretiocholanolone and 19-norandrosterone in a urine sample provided on 11 August 2017.”
All eight riders have been provisionally suspended from competition pending adjudication. All riders have the opportunity to request that their B samples are also tested.