Vuelta a España - UCI wants Mosquera case opened

Fri, 29 Apr 14:12:00 2011

The International Cycling Union has asked Spain's Cycling Federation to open disciplinary proceedings against Vuelta a Espana runner-up Ezequiel Mosquera who tested positive last year.

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Mosquera tested positive for hydroxyethyl starch, a plasma substitute that can increase blood volume.

The UCI conducted further scientific investigations in collaboration with the World Anti-Doping Agency accredited laboratory of Cologne in order to ascertain the origin of the results.

"It is now the responsibility of RFEC to determine whether Ezequiel Mosquera has breached the UCI Anti-Doping Rules," the UCI said in a statement.

Mosquera, who could face a two-year ban, told a news conference last year his conscience was clear.

Reuters

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