'I'm a clean athlete': André Cardoso denies using EPO in statement

The Portuguese rider pens emotional statement after being notified of his failed test

Andre Cardoso at the Criterium du Dauphine (PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Trek-Segafredo's André Cardoso has written a statement denying that he used EPO, after the UCI notified him that he returned an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) for the blood booster on Thursday.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).