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by Mark Zalewski
April 13, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Colbrelli wins De Brabantse Pijl; Cavendish diagnosed with mononucleosis from Epstein Barr; Two riders on Czech Continental team test positive, possible team sanction; British Cycling independent review report release delayed again; Wout van Aert to race all the Spring Classics?; In memory of Mike Hall, the man who inspired a world of cyclists; Dibben ‘finished’ Paris-Roubaix despite time cut; No more hippies and explorers: a lament for the changed world of cycling; Could financial problems in Bahrain affect team?; Pon Holdings looking to acquire Accell Group; E-bike legislation signed into law in Colorado; Video: Night Riders by Racing Club; Track Cycling: What is the Omnium?
Two Czech riders on the same team tested positive for prohibited substances during out-of-competition controls last fall.
“The UCI was informed that the Anti-Doping Committee of the Czech Republic sanctioned the riders Jan Kovar and Michal Brazda with a period of ineligibility of four years for an Adverse Analytical Findings (AAF) of Stanozolol and Clenbuterol in the samples they provided on 12 November 2016,” a statement said.
“Both riders were members of the UCI Continental Team Elkov-Author Cycling when they received notice of the AAFs.”
Because the riders were on the same team at the time this triggers a review of the team for a possible suspension from between 15 to 45 days.
“The UCI will refer the matter to the Disciplinary Commission which will render a decision in due course.”