Antonio Colom Tour of Majorca stage 4 2009

The Union Cycliste Internationale has announced today that Spanish rider Antonio Colom has failed an out of competition test for banned blood-boosting drug EPO.

The Katusha rider has been provisionally suspended from competition after traces of EPO were found in a urine sample taken out of competition on April 2. Colom was targeted as a result of anomalies in his blood values detected by the UCI's biological passport system.

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