Jarlinson Pantano receives 4-year ban for EPO use
May 20 2020 10:34 pm CET

Jarlinson Pantano receives 4-year ban for EPO use
Jarlinson Pantano receives 4-year ban for EPO use
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The UCI Anti-Doping tribunal has announced a 4-year ban for Colombian former professional rider Jarlinson Pantano.

The rider was notified in April 2019 of an Adverse Analytical Finding of Erythropoietin (EPO). The sample was taken during an out-of-competition control on the 26th of February 2019.

"The control was planned and carried out by the Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF), the independent body mandated by the UCI, in charge of defining and implementing the anti-doping strategy in cycling," said then the cycling governing body through a statement.

More than one year after the notification and the suspension of Pantano by his then team Trek-Segafredo, the Anti-Doping Tribunal has taken a decision related to his case. "The Tribunal found the rider guilty of an anti-doping rule violation (presence of Recombinant Erythropoietin) and imposed a 4-year period of ineligibility on the rider," the UCI said in a press release.

Trek-Segafredo suspended the rider at the moment both parties were notified of the result in the anti-doping test, following its zero-tolerance policy. The former rider announced his retirement from the sport in June 2019 and after that he tried to get involved in local politics in his home city of Cali.