UCI confirms Vuelta a San Juan winner Gonzalo Najar's positive test for CERA

Najar's team-mate Gaston Javier also fails anti-doping control for Anabolic Androgenic Steroids

Gonzalo Najar wins stage five of the Vuelta a San Juan

(Image credit: Vuelta a San Juan)

The UCI confirmed on Monday that 2018 Vuelta a San Juan winner Gonzalo Najar (SEP de San Juan) has tested positive for illegal blood booster CERA.

Najar tested positive for for the form of EPO, Continuous Erythropoiesis Receptor Activator, known as CERA, in a sample collected on the opening day of the Argentinian stage race in January.

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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).