Catford CC Equipe/Banks team reveal details surrounding Gabriel Evans doping case

Catford CC Equipe/Banks issue a statement in the wake of former rider Gabriel Evans being handed a suspension for taking EPO

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The Catford CC Equipe/Banks team have issued a statement in the wake of their former rider Gabriel Evans receiving a suspension from competition for taking banned blood booster EPO. The statement sheds some light on the circumstances surrounding the discovery that Evans was using banned substances.

Nineteen-year-old Evans has been handed a three-and-a-half year ban by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) for admitting to using EPO. He was caught with the drug by a team-mate's father in August 2015 while at a Catford CC Equipe/Banks training camp in France.

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