Bahrain-Merida rider and sports director banned after being linked with Operation Aderlass doping scandal

The UCI has handed out more bans based on information from Austrian authorities

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

A Bahrain-Merida rider and an assistant sports director have been banned by the UCI over their links with the Operation Aderlass doping scandal.

Slovenian rider Kristijan Koren was pulled from the Giro d’Italia earlier this year after the UCI published names of riders involved with the Austrian blood doping ring, with the UCI announcing on Tuesday (October 8) that Koren had been handed a two-year ban as a result.

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