UCI statement on Eduard Vorganov and UCI WorldTeam Katusha
The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announces today that it has notified Russian rider Eduard Vorganov of an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) of Meldonium (*) in a sample collected during an out-of-competition control on 14 January 2016.
The rider has the right to request and attend the analysis of the B sample.
In accordance with the UCI Anti-Doping Rules (UCI ADR), the rider has been provisionally suspended until the adjudication of the affair.
This constitutes the second AAF for a member of the UCI WorldTeam Katusha (**) within a twelve month period. Therefore, as per article 7.12.1 UCI ADR (***), the UCI will refer the matter to the Disciplinary Commission which will render a decision in the coming days.
At this stage of the procedure, the UCI will not comment any further on any of these matters.
(*) Meldonium is classified as S.4.5.3 “Hormone and Metabolic Modulators” and has been added on the Prohibited List on 1 January 2016.
(**) On 10 July 2015, UCI WorldTeam Katusha rider Luca Paolini was notified of an AAF for cocaine in a sample collected during an in-competition control on 7 July 2015. Disciplinary proceedings are ongoing before the UCI Anti-Doping Tribunal.
(***) Article 7.12.1 UCI ADR