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by Matt de Neef
November 21, 2016
In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Richie Porte to be BMC’s sole leader for the 2017 Tour de France; Philippe Gilbert ordered to repay 300,000 Euros to Omega Pharma-Lotto; Koksijde CX World Cup cancelled due to dangerous winds; Miles Scotston signs with BMC; Brazilian Pro Continental team suspended after three positive tests; Mikel Landa to again focus on the Giro in 2017; Peter Sagan hasn’t ruled out MTBing in 2017; Man charged after injuring cyclist in West Melbourne hit-and-run; $1.3 million in fines for NSW cyclists since new laws introduced in March; When the supertuck goes wrong; Huge crowds at the Tour du Rwanda.
The UCI has announced adverse analytical findings (AAF) for two more riders from the Brazilian Pro Continental team Funvic Soul Cycles-Carrefour with Colombian rider Ramiro Rincon Diaz and Brazilian rider João Marcelo Pereira Gaspar testing positive for CERA at the Volta a Portugal Santander Totta in late July.
With three AAFs for the team in last 12 months, the team now faces a suspension of between 15 days and 12 months, in accordance with article 7.12.1 of the UCI Anti-Doping Rules. The exact length of the ban will be decided by the Disciplinary Commission “in due course”.
The first of the three positive tests was revealed by the UCI in early August after Brazil’s Kleber Da Silva Ramos was found to have the banned blood booster CERA in a sample he provided.
Follow the link to read more at the UCI website.