pinit fg en rect gray 20   Eladio Jimenez Sanchez Tests Positive for EPO

eladio jimenez sanchez tests positive for epo   Eladio Jimenez Sanchez Tests Positive for EPO

Spanish cyclist Eladio Jimenez Sanchez has been provisionally banned by the UCI, after testing positive for the banned blood-booster EPO. A statement released today said that a Madrid laboratory turned up positive results for EPO in a sample that was taken on August 12th, after Sanchez won the sixth stage of the Volta a Portugal, where he also finished sixth overall. The 33-year-old has three times won stages at the Vuelta a Espana. He was supposed to be joining Rock Racing for the 2010 season, but now it is uncertain what will happen. “The provisional suspension of Mr. Jiménez Sanchez remains in force until a hearing panel convened by the Spanish cycling federation determines whether he has indeed committed an anti-doping rule violation under Article 21 of the UCI Anti-Doping Rules,” the UCI stated. “Mr. Jiménez Sanchez has the right to request and attend the analysis of his B sample.”

Via Velo News.