Riders pulled from Giro d’Italia and Tour of California as UCI publishes names linked to blood doping scandal

The governing body has suspended four more people over the Operation Aderlass investigation

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

The Austrian blood doping scandal has hit the Giro d’Italia and the Tour of California as the UCI has published four names believed to be connected with the case.

Bahrain-Merida rider Kristijan Koren has been pulled from the Giro, while Kristijan Durasek (UAE Team Emirates) will not continue in California after both were provisionally suspended by cycling’s governing body.

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