Earlier today, the UCI advised Spanish rider Manuel Vazquez Hueso that he is provisionally suspended. The decision to provisionally suspend this rider was made in response to a report from the WADA accredited laboratory in Barcelona indicating an Adverse Analytical Finding of EPO in a urine sample collected from him in an out of competition test on 20 March 2010.
This targeted test was carried out on the basis of information contained in the riderâ€™s biological passport.
The provisional suspension of Mr Vazquez Hueso remains in force until a hearing panel convened by the Spanish Cycling Federation determines whether he has committed an anti-doping rule violation under Article 21 of the UCI Anti-Doping Rules.
Mr Vazquez Hueso has the right to request and attend the analysis of his B sample.
Under the World Anti-Doping Code and the UCI Anti-Doping Rules, the UCI is unable to provide any additional information at this time.
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