Cycling - Russian rider Serebryakov suspended after positive EPO test

Euskaltel-Euskadi's Russian rider Alexander Serebryakov has been suspended after traces of the blood booster EPO were found in his urine.

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Alexander Serebryakov

"The UCI advised Russian rider Alexander Serebryakov that he is provisionally suspended," governing body UCI said.

The decision was taken following a report from a World Anti-Doping Agency accredited laboratory in Cologne, Germany that showed an "adverse analytical finding" of EPO in a sample collected in an out of competition test last month, they added.

"The provisional suspension of Mr. Alexander Serebryakov remains in force until a hearing panel convened by the Russian Cycling Federation determines whether he has committed an anti-doping rule violation under Article 21 of the UCI Anti-Doping Rules," the UCI said.

Serebryakov, 25, had the right to request and attend the analysis of his B sample, they added.

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