UCI statement on Alex Correia Diniz
The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announces that the UCI Anti-Doping Tribunal has rendered its decisions in the case involving Alex Correia Diniz.
The Anti-Doping Tribunal found the rider guilty of an anti-doping rule violation (Use of a prohibited substance) based on abnormalities detected in his Biological Passport (*). As this was the second anti-doping rule violation committed by the rider, an 8-year period of ineligibility is imposed. The rider had previously been found guilty of an anti-doping rule violation for presence of Recombinant Erythropoietin (rEPO) and suspended for a period of 2 years in 2009.
In accordance with the Procedural Rules of the Anti-Doping Tribunal, the reasoned decision will be published on the UCI website in due course.
(*) An Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) is an individual, electronic record for each rider, in which the results of all doping tests collected in the framework of this programme over a period of time are collated. The management of the ABP programme is carried out by the Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation, the independent body mandated by the UCI to carry out the anti-doping testing programme in cycling.