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.”

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.