Vila and Ventoso appeal bans to Court of Arbitration

Seek reversal of drug suspensions

Spanish cyclists Patxi Vila and Francisco José Ventoso appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to overturn their suspensions for doping handed down by the Spanish Cycling Federation (RFEC).

Vila tested positive for testosterone in an out of competition control by the International Cycling Union (UCI) on March 3, 2008. The Spanish federation banned him for two years.

Ventoso received a nine-month suspension after a positive out of competition control for furosemide on May 28.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) bans furosemide, a diuretic, for its possible use as a masking agent.

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