Luis Villalobos given four-year doping ban by UCI for growth hormone use

The Mexican rider is suspended until May 17, 2024

Luis Villalobos doping ban UCI
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Mexican rider Luis Villalobos has been found guilty by the UCI anti-doping tribunal of using growth hormone GHRP-6, and has received a four-year suspension with retroactive effect.

Banned until May 17, 2024, Villalobos' positive case relates to a sample from April 25, 2019, when he was under contract with Continental team Aveolo. However, it took over a year for the prohibited substance to be detected, by which time he had moved to WorldTour team EF Education First Pro Cycling in August 2019 on a three-year deal. 

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