Siutsou tests positive for EPO in out-of-competition test

Kanstantsin Siutsou (Bahrain - Merida) leads Tour of Croatia into the final stage

Kanstantsin Siutsou (Bahrain-Merida) has been provisionally suspended after traces of the blood-booster Erythropoietin (EPO) was found in an out-of-competition anti-doping control carried out on July 31. The UCI announced Siutsou’s suspension saying the test was "planned and carried out by the Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation". Siutsou rode the Tour of Austria in July but failed to finish the Clásica San Sebastián on August 4. The 36-year-old Italian-based Belarusian joined Bahrain-Merida in 2017 as a key Grand Tour domestique for Vincenzo Nibali . He rode for Dimension Data in 2017 and Team Sky between 2012 and 2015. He won the Tour of Croatia this April. Siutsou was selected for the Bahrain-Merida Giro d’Italia squad this year but fractured a vertebra in his neck while training on the course of the opening time trial in Jerusalem. The UCI confirmed that Siutsou has the right to request and attend the analysis of the B ...

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