Not-so-funny coincidences: first Pfannberger gets caught out, then the Katusha 5X salary penalty contract is proposed, now Colom is pinged for an A-sample.
Team Katusha’s Antonio Colom has been provisionally suspended by the UCI following a positive test for recombinant EPO. The sport’s governing body announced Tuesday that Colom returned the positive test following an out-of-competition control on April 2, 209. He was targeted for additional controls using information from his blood profile and his race schedule, the UCI said.
Awaiting the B-sample, par for the course. Apparently another blood-profiling success story, if the UCI is to be believed. The team expresses “surprise”. How about you – are you surprised?