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Jarlinson Pantano suspended after alleged doping offence

Jarlinson Pantano suspended after alleged doping offence
By PA Sport

15/04/2019 at 18:32Updated 15/04/2019 at 20:42

Trek-Segafredo said a sample provided by the 30-year-old Colombian during an out-of-competition test had resulted in “an adverse analytical finding”.

Jarlinson Pantano has been suspended for an alleged doping offence, his team Trek-Segafredo have announced.

Trek-Segafredo said a sample provided by the 30-year-old Colombian during an out-of-competition test had resulted in “an adverse analytical finding”.

“It is with deep disappointment that we have just learned that our rider, Jarlinson Pantano, has been notified of an adverse analytical finding in a sample collected during an out of competition control carried out by the Cycling Antidoping Foundation,” read a statement released by Trek-Segafredo.

“In accordance with our zero-tolerance policy, he has been suspended immediately. We hold our riders and staff to the highest ethical standards and will act and communicate accordingly as more details become available.”

Pantano represented Colombia in the individual road race at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and won the 15th stage of the Tour de France in the same year.

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