UCI tests 117 riders for tramadol after painkiller banned in professional cycling

The governing body took the unilateral decision to prohibit the drug for “medical reasons”

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The UCI has tested 117 riders for the painkiller tramadol after the substance was banned in professional cycling earlier this year.

Following the ban, which was introduced on March 1, the international governing body has carried out 143 tests on 117 riders at 11 events on the WorldTour calendar.

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