4th May 2021

UCI statement concerning Matteo Spreafico

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announces that the Italian rider Matteo Spreafico has been sanctioned with a period of ineligibility of three years following an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) for the presence of Enobosarm (Ostarine) in two samples collected during the Giro d’Italia 2020 on 15 and 16 October 2020. In accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code and the UCI Anti-Doping Regulations, the period of ineligibility starts on 22 October 2020 and is effective until 21 October 2023.

Mr. Spreafico has also been disqualified from all competitive results obtained at the Giro d’Italia 2020. The case has been resolved by way of an acceptance of consequences as provided for by the World Anti-Doping Code and the UCI Anti-Doping Regulations. The UCI will not comment any further.

• This media release was published by the International Cycling Union (UCI) on 4 May 2021. Click here for the original.

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