The worst decline of Pantano: positive for EPO in a test out of competition

Jarlinson Pantano has been temporarily suspended after testing positive for EPO at a doping control held out of competition on February 26. The Colombian cyclist


Jarlinson Pantano has been temporarily suspended after testing positive for EPO at a doping control held out of competition on February 26. The 30-year-old Colombian cyclist was also separated by his team, the Trek-Segafredo, where he spent two seasons as gregarious Alberto Contador.

The control was carried out by the CADF, the Anti-Doping Foundation of the International Cycling Union (UCI), two days after the participation of Swamp the Tour du Haut-Var, a three-stage French test where it finished in the twentieth position of the general . In March he played the Paris-Nice and the Volta a Catalunya, although in this competition he retired in the first stage, with start and finish in Calella. Since then he has not competed again.

In his list of achievements highlights the triumph in the fifteenth stage of the Tour of 2016, between Bourg-en-Bresse and Culoz. That July 17 astonished with his bravery in the descent of the Grand Colombier, one of the specialties of his great repertoire.

"Deep disappointment"

In addition, he also scored a victory in the Tour of Switzerland 2016, another in the Volta a Catalunya in 2018 and the national time trial title of 2017.

The Trek team, led by Luca Guarcilena, showed his "deep disappointment" for the positive. "In accordance with our policy of zero tolerance, it has been immediately suspended, we impose ethical standards on our brokers and our staff, we will act and communicate accordingly when we have additional elements," the official added.

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