Spanish court rules biological passport not valid for Salas' doping ban

Combined classification leader Ibai Salas Zorrozua (Burgos BH)
Ibai Salas (Image credit: Tim de Waele/

The on-again, off-again doping ban of Ibai Salas took yet another turn in favour of the Spaniard after his attorney Jose Rodriguez successfully convinced the seventh judicial review court in Madrid that the UCI's biological passport is not a valid method to determine a doping offence.

The former Burgos BH rider received a four-year ban in 2018 for anomalous passport values between January and August of 2017 by the Spanish anti-doping authorities, AEPSAD. 

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