UCI statement On Luca Paolini

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This article is written in English with a French translation underneath.

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announces that it has notified Italian rider Luca Paolini of an Adverse Analytical Finding of Cocaine (Benzoylecgonine metabolite) in a sample collected in the scope of an in-competition control on 7 July 2015 during the Tour de France.

The rider has the right to request and attend the analysis of the B sample.

In accordance with UCI Anti-doping Rules, the rider has been provisionally suspended until the adjudication of the affair.

At this stage of the procedure, the UCI will not comment any further.


Déclaration de l’UCI au sujet de Luca Paolini

L’Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) annonce qu’elle a notifié le coureur italien Luca Paolini d’un résultat d’analyse anormal (présence de cocaïne – métabolite de benzoylecgonine) dans un échantillon collecté à l’occasion d’un contrôle en compétition, le 7 juillet 2015 lors du Tour de France.

Le coureur a le droit de demander l’analyse de l’échantillon B et d’y assister.

Conformément au Règlement antidopage de l’UCI, ce dernier a été suspendu provisoirement et ce jusqu’à la résolution de l’affaire.

L’UCI ne fera pas d’autres commentaires à ce stade de la procédure.

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