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Colombian cyclist Pantano receives four-year doping ban

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AFP  |  Paris 

Colombia's Jarlinson Pantano has been banned for four years by cycling's world governing body after testing positive for the blood booster EPO last year.

Pantano, who won a stage on the 2016 Tour de France, failed an out-of-competition test in February 2019, shortly after racing in the Tour de Haut Var in southern France.

The Trek-Segafredo rider was provisionally suspended in April 2019. Pantano, 31, was Colombia's time-trial champion in 2017 and has also won stages at the Tour of Switzerland and the Tour of Catalonia.

He announced last June that he was retiring from the sport.

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First Published: Thu, May 21 2020. 16:48 IST
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