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by Shane Stokes
May 2, 2017
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Responding to the earlier positive tests of Jan Kovar and Michal Brazda (Team Elkov – Author Cycling), the UCI has announced a 30 day suspension for the team.
Kovar and Brazda underwent out of competition testing on November 12 206 and were subsequently determined to have traces of Stanozolol and Clenbuterol in their samples. They were given four year suspensions.
On April 12 the UCI said that the team could be sidelined between 15 and 45 days under its rules, and that a period of sanction would be considered by its Disciplinary Commission.
“The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announces that the Disciplinary Commission has decided to suspend the UCI Continental Team Elkov-Author Cycling for a period of 30 days from 4th May to 3rd June 2017 in accordance with article 7.12.1 of the UCI Anti-Doping Rules (ADR) providing for a “Team Suspension” (*),” it said on Monday.
“For the duration of its suspension, the Team Elkov-Author Cycling is suspended from participating in any international event.”