Two Katusha development squad riders banned for doping violations

Riders from the Itera-Katusha team, a Continental squad that develops riders for the WorldTour team, given one year bans

Lukonin and Lutsenko. Photos: Itera-Katusha

Two young riders from the Katusha development squad have been banned for one year each following information that was passed to the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA).

A statement on RUSADA's website says, "following the materials provided by Disciplinary Anti-doping Committee rendered a decision that made Andrey Lukonin and Ivan Lutsenko (cycling) ineligible for 1 years for the anti-doping rule violation, the period commencing on August 3, 2015."

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