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Rossi Tests Negative for EPO-CERA

rossi tests negative epo cera   Rossi Tests Negative for EPO CERA

Vania Rossi’s B sample yielded a negative result for EPO-CERA. This was confirmed by the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) online on Friday. A statement was issued saying that the cyclo-cross rider’s B sample analysis showed it didn’t meet the minimum level of CERA under the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). The testing was conducted from 29th of March to April 2nd.

The two samples taken from Rossi were checked by a laboratory in Chatenay-Malabry, France. Rossi never admitted to taking any EPO-CERA and always claimed she was innocent. Due to the new evidence, CONI’s prosecutor shall review the two-time national champion’s case before any further actions.

At the Italian cyclo-cross national championships, a doping control was facilitated last January 10 which showed that Rossi tested positive for CERA. The testing was headed by CONI. Due to the findings which met WADA’s criteria for doping, Rossi was consequently suspended from competing on January 29.

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Niklaus Axelsson Positive for EPO; Facing Lifetime Ban

niklaus axelsson positive for epo facing lifetime ban   Niklaus Axelsson Positive for EPO; Facing Lifetime Ban

Swedish cyclist Niklaus Axelsson has tested positive for EPO in a sample that was taken back in September, and he now faces a lifetime ban from the sport. The only thing standing in the way of a continuing career and a lifetime ban is the awaiting of the B-sample test. He also had a positive test back in 2001, at the World Championships in Portugul. He was given a four-year suspension for the offense, but the suspension was later reduced to two years and eight months. According to Swedish newspaper Sportsbladet, the UCI has confirmed the positive test. “According to the information I have, this is EPO. The reason we have not publicised it is that we are awaiting a decision on the B-sample,” said a UCI spokesperson. Anders Karlson, Secretary General of the Swedish Cycling Federation, also confirms; “There is a positive A-sample…

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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…

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Gabriele Bosisio Denies Doping with EPO

   Gabriele Bosisio Denies Doping with EPO

Gabriele Bosisio denied using the banned blood-booster EPO at a hearing with the Italian Olympic Committee’s Anti-Doping prosecutor today. 29-year-old Bosisio had taken an out-of-competition test in September that showed traces of EPO in his blood. Bosisio rode for LPR, which is also the team of Danilo Di Luca, who finished second at the Giro d’Italia, but was suspended for doping. Gabriele Bosisio came under suspicion because of the UCI’s “biological passport.” The “passport,” created last year, keeps track of blood levels of professionals around the world.

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Fuji’s Alberto Fernandez De La Puebla Ramos Suspended for EPO

fujis Alberto Fernandez De La Puebla Ramos suspended for epo   Fujis Alberto Fernandez De La Puebla Ramos Suspended for EPO

Thursday, the UCI announced that Fuji-Servetto’s Alberto Fernandez De La Puebla Ramos has been provisionally suspended after a his sample testing positive for EPO. “The decision to provisionally suspend this rider was made in response to a report from the WADA accredited laboratory in Lausanne indicating an Adverse Analytical Finding of EPO in a urine sample collected from him in an out of competition test at his home on 15 October 2009,” says the UCI of the issue. The UCI also says that Fernandez De La Puebla Ramos will remain on suspension until a Spanish Cycling Federation panel determines whether or not the rider committed an anti-doping violation. Fernandez has the option to have his B sample tested, or accepting the results of the first test. Stay tuned for more info.

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