/Spreafico handed three-year drugs ban

Spreafico handed three-year drugs ban


Matteo Spreafico
Spreafico won the Vuelta a Venezuela in 2018

Italian Matteo Spreafico has been banned for three years by cycling’s world governing body after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance at last year’s Giro d’Italia.

Spreafico, 28, who was riding for the Vini Zabu-KTM team, returned two adverse analytical findings for enobosarm on 15 and 16 October.

Enobosarm, also known as ostarine, is a prohibited substance on the World Anti-Doping Agency list.

He is suspended until October 2023.

Enobosarm is part of a class of drugs called selective androgen receptor modulators.

Spreafico was initially banned on 22 October last year after returning the adverse results.

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