Caja Rural's Domingos Gonçalves suspended by UCI after positive test

The Portuguese rider has been notified of abnormalities in his biological passport dating back to 2016 and 2018

Domingos Gonçalves (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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Portuguese rider Domingos Gonçalves has been provisionally suspended by the UCI after banned substances showed up in two instances on his biological passport in 2016 and 2018.

Gonçalves rides for Pro-Continental outfit Caja Rural - Seguros RGA, a Spanish team who are regulars at the Vuelta a España. He is the second rider from the squad to be notified of an anti-doping rule violation in 12 months, meaning the team could also now face suspension.

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