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Caja Rural-Seguros rider suspended after positive doping test

Caja Rural-Seguros rider suspended after positive doping test

Alberto Ruiz Gallego is provisionally suspended by the UCI and has his contract at Caja Rural terminated after testing positive for Stanzolol, a metabolite of testosterone, on January 3 Caja Rural-Seguros rider Alberto Ruiz Gallego has been provisionally suspended by the UCI after submitting an anti-doping sample which tested positive for Stanozolol.

The 25-year-old tested positive on January 3 for the substance, a metabolite of testosterone. The Spaniard becomes the first professional rider to be suspended for doping in 2016.

Gallego enjoyed a solid season in 2015 riding for Continental team Radio Popular ONDA Boavista, claiming five top 10 finishes in stage races, ultimately winning him a contract with the Pro Continental level Caja Rural.

Gallego’s contract has now been terminated by the Spanish team in accordance with current regulations and internal practices, according to a short statement on their website .

“The team is disappointed by this news as it strives to participate in a clean sport,” the statement concluded.

His best performance came at the Route du Sud in June – a traditional build-up race for some Tour de France contenders – where he finished seventh, just over two minutes behind winner Alberto Contador .He followed it up with 13th in the […]

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