|These adverse findings were a direct result of a targeted urine test
conducted after the Under-23 race in which P. and K. Szczepaniak finished
respectively first and second.
The blood samples collected before the event from P. and K. Szczepaniak had
already shown, within the biological passport programme, that the blood profiles
of these two riders were suspect.
U23 Podium in Tabor: Kacper Szczepaniak, Pawel Szczepaniak of Poland, France's
Jouffroy Arnaud Photo © 2010
The provisional suspensions remain in force until a hearing panel convened by
the Polish Cycling Federation determines whether Mssrs P. and K. Szczepaniak
have committed an anti-doping rule violation under Article 21 of the UCI
Anti-Doping Rules. Mssrs P. and K. Szczepaniak have the right to request and
attend the analyses of their B samples.
Under the World Anti-Doping Code and the UCI Anti-Doping Rules, the UCI is
unable to provide any additional information at this time.
U23 World Champion Pawel Szczepaniak (Baboco CT) surprised everyone with his win
in Tabor Photo © 2009 Bart