Duarte's status clarified by UCI

Fabio Andres Duarte (Colombia)

Fabio Andres Duarte (Colombia) (Image credit: Riccardo Scanferla)

The UCI issued a statement Friday clarifying the status of Fabio Andres Arevalo Duarte, who won the Under 23 road World Championship in Varese, Italy, in September.

After conducting a review of results of Duarte's samples, including those taken at the World Championships, the UCI concluded that he has a naturally high testosterone level. Duarte's sample from the 2007 Clasica de Gerardot showed elevated testosterone levels, but a re-test by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) at an accredited lab in Cologne, Germany, also showed those results to be consistent with naturally occurring elevated testosterone levels.

"At no stage has has Mr. Duarte been under investigation by the UCI for an Anti-Doping Rule Violation," read a statement from the UCI.

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