Earlier today, the UCI advised Spanish rider Oscar Sevilla Ribera that he is provisionally suspended. The decision to provisionally suspend Mr Sevilla was made in response to a report from the WADA accredited laboratory in Bogota indicating an Adverse Analytical Finding of Hydroxyethyl starch in a urine sample collected from him at an in-competition test at the Vuelta a Colombia on 15 August 2010.
The provisional suspension remains in force until a hearing panel convened by the Spanish Cycling Federation determines whether Mr Sevilla has committed an anti-doping rule violation under Article 21 of the UCI Anti-Doping Rules.
Mr Sevilla has the right to request and attend the analyses of his B sample.
Under the World Anti-Doping Code and the UCI Anti-Doping Rules, the UCI is unable to provide any additional information at this time.
UCI Press Services