Juan Sebastian Molano out of Giro d'Italia after UAE-Team Emirates suspends him temporarily
May 14 2019 09:07 pm CET

Juan Sebastian Molano out of Giro d'Italia after UAE-Team Emirates suspends him temporarily
Juan Sebastian Molano out of Giro d'Italia after UAE-Team Emirates suspends him temporarily
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Juan Sebastian Molano has withdrawn from the Giro d'Italia by request of his team, which has also suspended him temporarily due to unusual tests results.

Molano was riding the Italian grand tour for the first time and he wasn't at the start line, which sparked some speculation in the media. Moments later, UAE-Team Emirates sent a press release trying to bring shed some light on the situation.

"After tests performed under the Team's strict and sophisticated internal monitoring system, UAE Team Emirates announces that some seemingly unusual physiological results have come back for the rider Juan Sebastian Molano," said the press note.

"Following Team policy concerning the protection of our athletes' health, the Colombian will be suspended to undergo further testing in the following weeks, in collaboration with the UCI, as we try to determine the cause of these unusual results."

Team Manager Joxean Fernandez Matxin also commented on the situation to Spanish newspaper AS: "We are not talking about doping, but about some unusual results that will need some more testing. The best thing to do in these cases is to put the rider to the side until the process gets solved."




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