VIENNA (AP) — A rider of Austrian biking crew Felbermayr-Simplon Wels has been excluded from this week’s Tour of Austria after failing two doping checks in Could.
The Worldwide Biking Union says it has provisionally suspended Croatian rider Matija Kvasina for testing constructive for the banned drug molidustat, which stimulates the manufacturing of EPO and crimson blood cells, throughout the Fleche du Sud on Could 26 and 28.
The 35-year-old Kvasina, who gained the stage race in Luxembourg, is a seven-time nationwide time trial champion in Croatia, and took half within the Olympic street races in 2008 in Beijing and 4 years later in London.
Kvasina completed 40th in Monday’s opening stage of the Tour of Austria.
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