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UCI doping sanctions

The UCI has reported that the following riders have been sanctioned for doping offences:

Filip Meirhaeghe, tested positive for EPO at an out-of competition test (WADA) on June 25, 2004, sanctioned by the Belgian Cycling Federation, 48 months suspension, 33 with a suspended sentence and 15 months effective from October 15, 2004 to January 14, 2006, disqualification of results obtained between June 1-30, 2004.

Philip-Nicholas Nielsen, tested positive for prednisolone and metabolites at the Junior Tour de Lorraine (Fra) on May 29, 2004, sanctioned by the Danmarks Cykle Union, warning and fine of CHF 50.

Yuri Demanov, tested positive for hCG at the Masters Road World Championships (Aut) on August 25, 2004, sanctioned by the Russian Cycling Federation, one year suspension from October 30, 2004 to October 30, 2005, disqualification from the race.

Jesus Rosendo Prado tested positive for betamethasone at the Volta a Tarragona (Spa) on June 5, 2004, sanctioned by the Real Federacion Española De Ciclismo, fine of CHF 601.