UCI provisionally suspends Edwin Avila after adverse result in doping test
Jul 13 2021 10:20 am CET

UCI provisionally suspends Edwin Avila after adverse result in doping test
UCI provisionally suspends Edwin Avila after adverse result in doping test
Burgos BH

The Union Cycliste International (UCI) has announced a adverse result in a doping test for Edwin Ávila of Burgos BH.

The Spanish team was notified by the UCI about the adverse result for Boldenone, a product that's included in the list of forbidden substances of the UCI. This positive result is from a sample that was taken during an out of competition test, on May 31st.

"These circumstances have derived in the provisional suspension of the rider," said Burgos BH through a statement. "From Burgos BH's side, the rider has also been separated from the discipline, following the zero tolerance policy about doping and the lines of the Mouvement pour en credible cyclisme (MPCC), that the team is part of."

The rider gave his side of the story on social media, where he defends his innocence. "I have already started all the legal and bureaucratic procedures to show my innocence," he wrote. "I'd like to thank the team Burgos BH for its confidence and at the same time emphasize that it always insists on the respect for a clean sport and the zero tolerance for doping, a philosophy that I've shared throughout all my sports trajectory."

Ávila also claims that the substance arrived to his body through the consumption of meat "because in Colombia the use of Boldenona in cattle isn't forbidden legally," and remembered some other sportspeople that have tested positive and then cleared, like the tennis player and winner of Wimbledon Robert Farah.
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