Burgos BH facing suspension after Salas doping positive

Combined classification leader Ibai Salas Zorrozua (Burgos BH)

The Spanish Professional Continental squad Burgos BH are facing a 15- to 45-day suspension following the doping case of Ibai Salas, after the UCI confirmed an anti-doping rule violation stemming from the Spaniard's biological passport values measured by the Spanish anti-doping agency, AEPSAD. The UCI announced today it would ban Salas for four years, an increase on the three-year plus nine-month ban suggested by the Spanish authorities. Earlier in the summer, his teammate Igor Meriño tested positive for human growth hormone and was provisionally suspended . With the case of Salas, the team has earned a trio of anti-doping rule violations in one year after David Belda was given a four-year ban in December 2017 after testing positive for EPO. The cases of Salas and Belda fell within the same 12-month period, meaning the entire squad could be put out of competition for a period of 15 to 45 days, ...

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