Gabriel Evans: curiosity and loss of national title led to EPO use

After 18-year-old rider Gabriel Evans admitted to EPO use, he explains his decision to take the banned drug

Gabriel Evans

(Image credit: Andy Jones 2014)

Gabriel Evans explained that curiosity mixed with loss of his 2014 national 25-mile time trial title acted as catalysts for his decision to take EPO earlier this year.

The 18 year-old, who admitted to using the banned blood booster in a statement earlier on Thursday, told Cycling Weekly that a recent BBC TV documentary on doping had contributed to his decision to dope.

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