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UCI doping news

The following riders have been suspended for doping offences, according to the UCI:

Federico Muñoz Fernandez (Col), tested positive for EPO during the race Vuelta a Guatemala (Gua) on 27th October 2004, sanctioned by the Court Of Arbitration For Sport (CAS), suspension of 2 years from 18th February 2005 to 17th February 2007, disqualification from the race. The CAS also fined the Federacion Colombiana de Ciclismo to pay the UCI a contribution of CHF 5,000.- towards the latter’s legal costs.

Rory Sutherland (Aus), tested positive for clomiphene and hydroxy-clomiphene during the race Deutschland Tour (Ger) on 23rd August 2005, sanctioned by Royale Ligue Velocipedique Belge, suspension of 15 months from 16th September 2005 to 15th December 2006, disqualification from the race.

Gabriel Pop (Rom), did not present himself at the anti-doping control during the event Tour of Hellas (Gre) on 22nd April 2005, sanctioned by the Court Of Arbitration For Sport, suspension of 2 years from 27th February 2006 to 27th February 2008, disqualification from the race.

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