UCI statement on UCI Professional Continental Team Soul Brasil Pro Cycling
The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announces that the UCI Disciplinary Commission has suspended the UCI Professional Continental Team Soul Brasil Pro Cycling (formerly known as “Funvic Soul Cycles Carrefour”) for 35 days from 15 July to 19 August 2017 in accordance with article 7.12.3 of the UCI Anti-Doping Rules which provides for a team suspension in case of numerous anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs) committed by the team members.
This follows a previous team suspension applied in 2016 for multiple ADRVs (see press release).
More precisely, this team suspension is based on the ADRV committed by the rider Alex Correia Diniz based on abnormalities detected in his Biological Passport in 2015 and the ADRV for Tampering of a sample perpetrated by Octavio Bulgarelli on 10 March 2016.
The UCI Disciplinary Commission based its decision on the length of the suspension mainly on the fact that the above ADRVs predated the first team suspension.
For the duration of its suspension, the Team Soul Brasil Pro Cycling is suspended from participating in any international event.
The UCI will not make any further comment on the case.