Guatemalan coach suspended for life

Guatemalan coach Augusto Bony Pérez has been given a life suspension by the disciplinary commission of the Guatemalan cycling federation after two of his riders, Nery Velásquez and Abel Jocholá, tested positive for EPO in last year's Vuelta a Guatemala. Another coach, Fernando Pineda, was given a one year ban after his role in coaching Lisandro Ajcú and David Calanche, who also tested positive.

The riders themselves were given comparatively light suspensions. Ajcú and Velásquez were suspended for six months, Jocholá a year, and Calanche for two months for their transgressions. All riders were disqualified from their final GC placings in the Tour.

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