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Press release : Anti-Doping controls on the Giro d'Italia 2007




The UCI has noted press reports about three purportedly abnormal analysis results linked to the last Giro d’Italia. While regretting the premature publication of this news item, the UCI wishes to clarify the following points.

No breach of the UCI antidoping rules was committed by the Spanish rider Iban Mayo of the Saunier Duval team. A further examination conducted by IRMS has enabled any possibility of testosterone administration to be ruled out. This further analysis was requested by the UCI following the notification by the Rome laboratory of a T/E value in excess of the norm laid down in the rules; that finding made further examinations necessary.

The history of this particular case shows the vital need to await the closure of the relevant investigations before reaching conclusions.

In the other cases, the analyses requested by the UCI are still in progress.


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