Entire Brazilian cycling team facing second ban after breaking anti-doping rules

Two riders from Soul Brasil Pro Cycling break anti-doping rules, after the team were suspended for 55 days last year for three of their riders testing positive

An amateur racer has been banned for doping

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

The Soul Brasil Pro Cycling team are facing a second blanket ban from competition after two of their riders committed Anti-Doping Rule Violations.

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announced on Monday afternoon that Brazilian rider Alex Correia Diniz has been provisionally suspended due to an adverse passport finding, and fellow Brazilian Otavio Bulgarelli has been provisionally suspended for 'tampering'.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.