BMC terminate contract with Samuel Sanchez after positive B sample confirmed

Spaniard likely to face lengthy ban

Samuel Sanchez tested positive for a growth hormone on August 9

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Samuel Sanchez looks set to face a lengthy ban after analysis of his B sample confirmed his positive doping test from before the Vuelta a España.

The then BMC Racing rider tested positive for the growth hormone GHRP-2 in an out-of-competition test on August 9, with the UCI informing him of his adverse analytical finding just days ahead of the Vuelta a España.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.