Cabreira suspended for using protease to cheat doping control

João Cabreira (LA MSS Póvoa)

João Cabreira (LA MSS Póvoa) (Image credit: João Dias)

Former LA-MSS rider and Portuguese road champion João Cabreira was suspended for two years for "tampering with a doping control sample", the Portuguese Cycling Federation announced Friday. The rider is the first to be suspended for a long-suspected technique of using an enzyme called protease to break down products such as EPO in the urine to cheat a doping control.

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