AG2R rider tests positive for EPO

Lloyd Mondory, 32, tested positive in an out-of-competition sample on February 17

Lloyd Mondory in the 2014 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (Watson)
(Image credit: Watson)

Just a day after the UCI released it’s CIRC report into historical doping within cycling, the governing body announced that AG2R-La Mondiale rider Lloyd Mondory had tested positive for EPO.

The 32-year-old, who has ridden for AG2R for his entire professional career, reportedly gave the positive sample during an out-of-competition test on February 17.

A UCI statement read: “The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announces that it has notified French rider Lloyd Mondory of an Adverse Analytical Finding of EPO in a sample collected in the scope of an out-of-competition control on 17 February 2015.

“The rider has the right to request and attend the analysis of the B sample.

“In accordance with the UCI Anti-doping Rules, the rider has been provisionally suspended until the adjudication of the affair.

“At this stage of the procedure, the UCI will not comment any further.”