According to the UCI, analysis of two dried blood samples provided by the cyclist on July 8 and 13 during the Tour de France 2022 revealed the presence of tramadol and its two major metabolites.
“Under UCI medical regulations, the rider was disqualified from the Tour de France 2022. This decision can be appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) within the next 10 days. Violations of the ban on tramadol in competition are criminal offenses under medical law. UCI. They are not, however, an anti-doping rule violation. Given this is a first offense, Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas is eligible to compete, “the statement said on Wednesday.
The use of a substance called tramadol is a crime only under the UCI medical regulations due to side effects, including dizziness, sleepiness and loss of concentration. However, they do not constitute an anti-doping rule violation. Therefore, the 32-year-old athlete is not completely disqualified. He will be able to participate, for example, in the upcoming Vuelta a Espana.
From March 1, 2019, the UCI prohibits the use of tramadol in all disciplines and categories to protect the health and safety of competitors. The federation also stressed that it did not intend to comment on this matter further.
Quintana has won victories in Giro d’Italia (2014) and Vuelta a Espana (2016). He recently signed another contract with the Arkea-Samsic team, in which he competed in this year’s “Big Loop”. His sixth place will not be included in the results.
As part of the tramadol detection program, a total of 120 dried blood samples were collected during the race.
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Date Created: August 17, 2022, 17:43