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April 29/06 10:14 am - UCI News

Posted by Editor on 04/29/06

The UCI Joins IOC and UNAIDS in the Fight Against AIDS
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The International Cycling Union is joining forces with the IOC and the UNAIDS (Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS) in the publication of the first HIV/AIDS prevention manual for the sports world.

The UCI strongly recommends the cycling community to consult this manual, for example by downloading it free from the IOC's website - Here.

Over 40 million people worldwide are living with HIV. The sports community has not been spared since many of the people infected are involved with sport, either as athletes or spectators.

UCI Releases Latest Doping Sanctions
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Tyler Hamilton (USA), tested positive with homologous blood transfusion during the race Vuelta a Espana (ESP) on 11th September 2004, sanctioned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), suspension of 2 years from 23rd September 2004 to 22nd September 2006, disqualification from the race.

Roberto Heras Hernandez (ESP), tested positive with EPO during the race Vuelta a Espana (ESP) on 17th September 2005, sanctioned by Real Federacion Espanola de Ciclismo, suspension of 2 years from 10th February 2006 to 9th February 2008, disqualification of the race.

Roberto Ballestro (CRC), tested positive with Phentermine during the Vuelta Ciclista a Costa Rica (CRC) on 23rd December 2005, sanctioned by the Federacion Costarricense de Ciclismo, suspension of 2 years from 29th March 2006 to 29th March 2008, disqualification of the race.

Ferney Orlando Bello Clavijo (COL), tested positive with Stanozolol during the race Tour de Guadeloupe (FRA) on 9th August 2005, sanctioned by Colombian Cycling Federation, lifetime ineligibility, disqualification from the race.


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