AG2R Citroën rider disqualified from Giro d'Italia after tramadol positive

Alex Baudin has results stripped but is not suspended from racing

Alex Baudin
(Image credit: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

AG2R Citroën's Alex Baudin has been retroactively disqualified from the Giro d'Italia after two dried blood samples from the Frenchman revealed the presence of the banned painkiller tramadol.

Consequently, his results from the Italian Grand Tour, which included a 10th place on stage 12 from Bra to Rivoli, have now been stripped. As it was the 22-year-old's first infraction, and the positive test does not amount to an anti-doping violation, he can continue to cycle.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.