Italian neo-pro Michele Gazzoli banned for one year for 'non-intentional' anti-doping violation

23-year-old has Astana-Qazaqstan contract terminated as a result of sanction

Michele Gazzoli
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The Italian neo-pro Michele Gazzoli has received a one year ban from the UCI for a "non-intentional" anti-doping rule violation. The young rider has also had his contract terminated with Astana-Qazaqstan as a result.

Cycling's governing body announced the news on Thursday afternoon. In a statement, they said that Tuaminoheptane, a WADA prohibited substance, was detected in an in-competition test at the Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta in February.

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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.