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CRCA suspends Lisban Quintero after positive test

Colombian Lisban Quintero, winner of the 2010 Base Camp International criterium, his first on the National Racing Calendar, has tested positive for a banned substance. In an announcement on the Foundation Cycling website, Quintero’s CRCA Foundation club revealed that Quintero tested positive for an unnamed substance at the Wilmington Grand Prix in May.

“Foundation Cycling New York has removed Lisban Quintero from its roster for violation of team’s contract by testing positive at a race in Wilmington, Delaware,” read the release. “Lisban has apologized to the Century Road Club Association (CRCA), Foundation Cycling team, their sponsors and the New York racing community in general. CRCA’s Code of Conduct requires complying with all USAC rules and Lisban has been suspended from CRCA indefinitely.”

In Wilmington, Quintero finished 13th in the omnium, 24th in the criterium and 8th in the road race in May. The U.S. Anti Doping Agency has not announced an adverse finding for Quintero at this time.

When reached by phone Thursday, Quintero confirmed that he was notified last week of the positive test, but would not comment on the substance or USADA proceedings against him.

“(USADA) will eventually announce it,” said Quintero. “I cannot tell you anything.”

An email to CRCA president Dave Jordan was not immediately returned.