Matteo Spreafico out of Giro d'Italia after doping positive

MONSELICE ITALY OCTOBER 16 Start Matteo Spreafico of Italy and Team Vini Zabu KTM Cervia Village Trofeo Senza Fine Trophy during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 13 a 192km stage from from Cervia to Monselice girodiitalia Giro on October 16 2020 in Monselice Italy Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images
Matteo Spreafico (Vini Zabù-Brado-KTM) at the start of stage 13 in Cervia (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The UCI have announced that Matteo Spreafico (Vini Zabù-Brado-KTM) has returned two Adverse Analytical Findings (AAFs) at the Giro d'Italia.

Two samples collected on October 15 and 16 (stage 12 in Cesenatico and stage 13 to Monselice) showed the Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator (SARM) Enobosarm, otherwise known as ostarine.  

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Dani Ostanek
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