Spanish rider has four-year doping ban reinstated

Ibai Salas hasn't raced since the summer of 2018 and will not be allowed to again until 2021.

Ibai Salas at the 2018 Volta a Valenciana (Picture: Getty Images)

(Image credit: Getty Images)

A Spanish cyclist who had a four-year doping ban overturned has once again been sanctioned and prohibited from racing for the same length of time.

Ibai Salas Zorrozua was banned in October 2018 for four years from the sport following the results of six blood samples between January and August 2017 that revealed a number of abnormalities.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.