Junior time trial champion Gabriel Evans admits EPO use

18-year-old rider Gabriel Evans says he bought and used EPO in August, ahead of victory in the junior National 10 TT

Gabriel Evans

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

British junior national 10-mile time trial champion Gabriel Evans has admitted to using banned blood booster EPO in a statement posted on an internet forum.

Within the statement, published on the Timetrialling forum on Thursday, the 18-year-old rider admits to buying and using EPO in August. He was apparently caught with a vial of the drug during a Catford CC Equipe/Banks training camp in France by a team-mate's father, who notified UK Anti-Doping (UKAD).

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