WADA offers limited amnesty for meldonium positives

Eduard Vorganov (Katusha)

Eduard Vorganov (Katusha) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

The World Anti-Doping Agency took an unprecedented step to recommend that anti-doping authorities overturn bans for some of the 172 athletes who tested positive for the heart drug meldonium since it was added to the prohibited substances list on January 1 this year. But the Katusha team told Cyclingnews it is unsure of whether its rider Eduard Vorganov will be cleared because the amnesty depends on the amount of the drug detected in the athlete's sample.

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Laura Weislo
Managing Editor

Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Managing Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks. Laura specialises in covering doping, anti-doping, UCI governance and performing data analysis.