Pantano suspended after EPO positive

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Trek-Segafredo has suspended Jarlinson Pantano after the 30-year-old Colombian was notified of an adverse analytical finding in an out-of-competition test.

According to the UCI’s list of provisional suspensions, Pantano tested positive for EPO on February 26 of this year.

Pantano won stage 15 at the 2016 Tour de France amid a career season with IAM Cycling that also saw him ride to a stage victory and fourth overall at the Tour de Suisse. When IAM folded, he joined Trek-Segafredo, where he continued to hunt stages and one-week success while also serving as a mountain domestique in the grand tours. While riding for the American WorldTour team, Pantano has won the Colombian national time trial title (in 2017) as well as a stage at the 2018 Volta a Catalunya.

The 2019 edition of the Volta was his most recent racing appearance this season.

“In accordance with our zero-tolerance policy, he has been suspended immediately,” Trek-Segafredo said in a statement.

“We hold our riders and staff to the highest ethical standards and will act and communicate accordingly as more details become available.”

Pantano is one of three riders on the UCI’s provisional suspension list to have returned an AAF for EPO in a doping control this season so far.

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