De Vuyst requests B-sample analysis after testing positive for steroids

Sofie de Vuyst (Parkhotel Valkenburg)
Sofie de Vuyst (Parkhotel Valkenburg) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

Sofie De Vuyst (Parkhotel Valkenburg) has requested the analysis of her B-sample after testing positive for exogenous anabolic steroids.

The 32-year-old admitted to her A-sample positive last week leading to Parkhotel-Valkenburg suspending her. The Belgian was due to join Mitchelton-Scott for the 2020 season after wining the Brabantse Pijl and being awarded the Flandrienne of the year prize for her 2019 road season. Now she faces a battle to explain the presence of the steroid in her urine. She risks a ban of up to four years if found guilty of doping.

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