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by Shane Stokes
October 31, 2015
Photography by Cor Vos
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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.