Katusha suspends Vorganov for doping test failure


PARIS: Russian cyclist Eduard Vorganov was suspended by his Katusha team on Friday (Saturday in Manila) for testing positive for meldonium which was only placed on the banned list last month. The 33-year-old becomes the second Katusha rider to fail a drugs test in 12 months after Italy’s Luca Paolini tested positive for cocaine on the 2015 Tour de France. Katusha said that Vorganov has been suspended from all team activities, effective immediately while his B sample is tested. Vorganov, a former Russian road race champion, joined Katusha in 2010 and was 19th on the Tour de France in 2012, his best performance in the Grand Tours.



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