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Seven Colombians suspended

The Disciplinary Commission of the Colombian Cycling Federation has announced the suspension of seven of its riders as a result of prohibited substance abuse during the 2004 season. Federico Muñoz was suspended for 18 months after testing positive in the Vuelta a Guatemala; Argiro Zapata was given a provisional one month suspension after a positive test in the Vuelta a Costa Rica, however he will appear in front of the tribunal on March 3; Albeiro Sánchez was given two years for a positive in the Vuelta a Cundinamarca; Gustavo Ramírez was suspended for a similar period because of a positive in the Vuelta al Tolima; and Hernán Fabián Ramírez, Oscar Pérez and Daniel Díaz all received two year suspensions for testing positive in the Clásica a San Miguel Arcángel.

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