Simon Yates handed four-month ban by UCI for anti-doping rule violation

The British rider will return to racing at the Tour of Poland after his ban expires on July 11 for what the UCI said was a "non-intentional" violation

19 July 2014
101st Tour de France
Stage 14 : Grenoble - Risoul
YATES Simon (GBR) Orica - GreenEDGE
Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Simon Yates has been given a four-month ban by the UCI for testing positive for banned substance Terbutaline at Paris-Nice in March.

The governing body said it was a "non-intentional" violation on Yates' part.

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Richard Windsor

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