Lobato suspended for two years

  • By Agence France Presse
  • Published Jul. 27, 2010
  • Updated Aug. 17, 2010 at 5:50 PM EDT

Spanish rider Rubén Lobato has been suspended for two years for doping by his national federation based on irregular readings on his biological passport, the UCI announced on Tuesday.

Lobato was one of the first five riders to be charged with doping based on biological passport readings in June 2009 along with compatriots Igor Astarloa and Riccardo Serrano, and Italians Pietro Caucchioli and Francesco de Bonis.

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