Samuel Sanchez about adverse result in doping test: I can't believe it
Aug 17 2017 10:32 pm CET

Samuel Sanchez about adverse result in doping test: I can't believe it

BMC's Samuel Sanchez says that he is in disbelief after an adverse result in an out-of-competition doping test.

"My lawyers told me to say nothing because we have to wait for the results of the analysis of the B-sample," said Sanchez to Spanish News Agency EFE. "It is an adverse result, not a positive, but in any case it has been a complete surprise to me, I can't believe it.

"I'm 39, I have been a professional for 19 years and I'm about to retire. Why would I get myself into something like this?"

The rider was already in France, where the Vuelta a España is set to start next Saturday, but he will return to Spain now. "I feel very bad, very surprised," the Spaniard explained.

"I got the news in Nimes (France) and now I will go home to wait. I got the news this morning, they told me on the phone and by e-mail and I couldn't believe it."
Photo of Samuel Sanchez (cropped) © Tim De Waele/TDWsport.com





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