19th April 2021

UCI statement concerning UCI ProTeam Vini Zabù

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announces that the UCI Disciplinary Commission has decided to suspend the UCI ProTeam Vini Zabù for a period of 30 days, starting retroactively on 7 April 2021 and effective until 6 May 2021, in accordance with article 11.3 of the UCI Anti-Doping Rules. The UCI Anti-Doping Rules provide for the suspension of a team when two of its riders receive notice of an Adverse Analytical Finding for a non-specified substance in samples collected during the same 12-month period.

On 22 October 2020, the Italian rider Matteo Spreafico was notified of an Adverse Analytical Finding for Enobosarm (Ostarine) in two samples collected on 15 and 16 October 2020 during the 2020 Giro d’Italia. On 30 March 2021, the Italian rider Matteo De Bonis was notified of two Adverse Analytical Findings for Erythropoietin (EPO) in a urine sample and in a blood sample collected out-of-competition in Italy on 16 February 2021. As the results management process is still ongoing for the two riders, the UCI will not make any further comment on the case.

• This media release was published by the international cycling union (UCI) on 19 April 2021. Click here for the original.

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