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Press release: Further abnormal analysis result for Alexander Serebryakov




At the UCI's request, the WADA-accredited Cologne Laboratory has re-analysed a urine sample provided by Mr Alexander Serebryakov during an out-of-competition control on 21 February 2012.

This reanalysis, carried out in accordance with new WADA technical documents concerning the identification of EPO, revealed the presence of EPO in the rider's sample.

The UCI has thus informed the Russian athlete Alexander Serebryakov of a further abnormal analysis result (presence of EPO).

The UCI had previously notified Mr Serebryakov of an abnormal analysis result (presence of EPO) on 5 April pertaining to one of the samples provided during an out-of-competition control on 18 March 2013. Mr Serebryakov was provisionally suspended.

The provisional suspension of Mr Alexander Serebryakov will remain in effect until a hearing by the Russian Cycling Federation determines whether the rider has breached the UCI Anti-Doping Rules as defined by Article 21 of these Rules.

Mr Alexander Serebryakov has the right to request the analysis of his B sample in his presence.

In accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code and its own Anti-Doping Rules, the UCI will not provide any further information at this point.


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