Four year ban handed down to Mondory over EPO positive

by Shane Stokes

The career of French rider Lloyd Mondory is almost certainly over after he was handed a four year ban on Friday. The 33 year old rider was declared as having had a positive A sample test for EPO on March 10 of this year. The sample had been taken during an out of competition test on February 17.

In a statement issued by the UCI, the governing body said that its Anti-Doping Tribunal had reached a decision on the case.

“The Anti-Doping Tribunal found Mr. Lloyd Mondory guilty of an anti-doping rule violation (presence of EPO) and imposed a 4-year period of ineligibility on the rider.”

Mondory had been racing with the Ag2r La Mondiale team since the start of the 2004 season. He won Tirenno-Adriatico’s mountains classification in 2008 and also took stage victories in the Etoile de Bessèges in 2011 and the Vuelta a Burgos last year.

This year he placed seventh in the Clasica de Almeria on February 15, two days before his out of competition test.

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