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Cyclist Iban Mayo considers legal action against UCI after being cleared of doping allegations

Cyclist Iban Mayo considers legal action against UCI after being cleared of doping allegations

Spanish cyclist Iban Mayo, cleared of doping during the 2007 Tour de France, is considering legal action against the International Cycling Union.
"I'm still worked up about it all but it's a possibility," Mayo told reporters after the Spanish cycling federation announced Monday that Mayo's backup "B" sample test came back negative.
"I have to talk to my lawyer. It's been shown that the whole process was a disaster. Someone will have to pay for of this," he told El Correo newspaper.
The 30-year-old mountain specialist tested positive for the banned blood-boosting drug erythropoietin (EPO) on 24 July. But the Spanish federation said there had been a mistake with the first sample taken from the Saunier-Duval rider. Mayo, 30, faced a minimum two-year suspension if found guilty of doping.
"It's been hell," he said.;
Mayo, who finished 16th in the Tour, was suspended without pay while his team awaited the results on his "B" sample.
In June, Mayo was suspected of having failed a test for testosterone during the Italian Giro but was later cleared of all wrongdoing by the UCI.


Updated : 2021-10-18 07:05 GMT+08:00