Matteo Spreafico suspended after testing positive in Giro d'Italia doping control
Oct 23 2020 06:34 am CET

Matteo Spreafico suspended after testing positive in Giro d'Italia doping control
Matteo Spreafico suspended after testing positive in Giro d'Italia doping control
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Vini Zabu-KTM's Matteo Spreafico has been provisionally suspended after he returned two Adverse Analytical Findings for Enobosarm (ostarine) during the Giro d'Italia.

The Italian was riding his first grand tour and two of his doping tests have been positive for the prohibited substance Enobosarm (ostarine), which is an anabolic agent that was developed for the treatment of conditions like muscle wasting and osteoporosis. "The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announces that the Italian rider Matteo Spreafico has been notified of two Adverse Analytical Findings (AAFs) for Enobosarm (ostarine)* in two samples collected during the Giro d’Italia on 15 and 16 October 2020," said the UCI through a statement.

Spreafico finished in the position 116th on October 15th and on the 93rd on October 16th, the days the samples were taken. The rider has the right to request the analysis of the B sample but has been already suspended provisionally, which also means that he's out of the Giro d'Italia.

The Italian rider became a professional rider in 2017 with Androni-Sidermec-Bottechia and in 2020 the moved to Vini Zabu-KTM, where he has been part of the selection for races like the Tour Colombia, Gran Piemonte, Il Lombardia and the Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali, among others.




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