9.11.2014

Doping: Valentin Iglinskiy suspended for EPO and fired

Valentin Iglinskiy is the younger brother of Astana’s Maxim Iglinskiy, who won Liège-Bastogne-Liège in 2012.
I post the UCI's staement and Team Astana's press release.
It is not a good story of course but the good in it is that dopers get caught nowadays. I have no doubt about that. 
Apart from that, I'm sorry for him, just married and still so young...

UCI Statement:
"10 September 2014
The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announces that it has notified Kazakh rider Valentin Iglinskiy for an Adverse Analytical Finding of EPO in a sample collected in the scope of the 2014 Eneco Tour on 11 August 2014.
The rider has the right to request and attend the analysis of the B sample.
In accordance with UCI Anti-doping Rules, the rider has been provisionally suspended until the adjudication of the affair.
At this stage of the procedure, the UCI will not comment any further."

Team Astana Press Release:
"Following the announcement by the Union Cycliste Internationale of a positive antidoping test result for Valentin Iglinskiy during the recent Eneco Tour, management at Astana Pro Team have taken direct and immediate action to release the rider from his contract.
Valentin has admitted to using prohibited substances on his own initiative and independently, without any consultation from the Astana Pro Team staff.
In its wish for full transparency, Astana Pro Team has refused to defend a rider who failed to respect the rules and ethics as stipulated in his contract and who has failed to behave in a manner consistent with other riders in his team and within professional cycling."




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