Mauro Santambrogio: 'testosterone positive was due to fertility and erectile treatment'

Mauro Santambrogio says that his testosterone test failure was due to erectile dysfunction treatment in the summer

Mauro Santambrogio wins stage fourteen at the 2013 Giro d'Italia

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Mauro Santambrogio has blamed his positive testosterone test on fertility and erectile treatment he took this summer. The UCI announced yesterday that the Italian from Como failed an anti-doping test on October 22, near the end of an existing ban for EPO use at the 2013 Giro d'Italia.

"This time, I have a clear conscience. I'll tell you how things are, and then everyone is free to think how he wants," Santambrogio told Tutto Bici website.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.