Posted by Editoress on 07/10/15
Team Katusha rider Luca Paolini has be pulled from the Tour de France after it was announced that he has received an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) for cocaine from a test conducted on July 7th (Stage 4).
The team released the following statement:
Team Katusha has been informed tonight by the UCI that Italian rider Luca Paolini has been notified of an Adverse Analytical Finding. The presence of cocaine has been detected in a sample collected on July 7th.
According to the UCI Regulations the rider has been provisionally suspended with immediate effect. In application of the Team policy the rider has been immediately withdrawn from the Tour de France.
Bearing in mind the anti doping regulations, the team will wait until the analysis of the B sample has been conducted before taking any further action or making any further comment.
Team Katusha is fully determined to collaborate with the anti-doping agencies in order to resolve the matter.
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