Bahrain-Merida's Kanstantsin Siutsou tests positive for EPO, UCI confirms

Belarusian rider returns finding in out-of-competition test

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Kanstantsin Siutsou has returned an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) for blood booster EPO, the UCI announced on Wednesday.

The Belarusian rider for Bahrain-Merida returned the positive in an out-of-competition test on July 31, in a planned control by the Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF).

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