Iñigo González, Spanish Elite champion, tests positive for doping

New setback for cycling due to doping. On this occasion, with a Spanish runner as the protagonist. Is about Iñigo González, 23-year-old Basque runner that in the past Nationals held in Mallorca he was proclaimed champion of the Elite/under-23 category (he was 12th in the absolute category) and that, according to EITB television, he has given positive for EPO and tramadol in a control carried out by the Basque Anti-Doping Agency.

Said infraction corresponds to the Beasain Loinatz Proba, belonging to the Euskaldun Tournament, a race that was held on July 4, a week after the Spanish Championships. His team, the Padronés-Cortizo Cycling Club, confirmed the positive through Iñigo himself, who assumes full responsibility for the eventsas explained by the squad in an official statement issued on social networks: “Given the seriousness of the facts, the CC Padronés Cortizo has contacted the broker, who has confirmed the information, assumes his individual responsibility and exonerates the entity for what happened (…). In addition, given that the runner was no longer going to continue in our ranks next season, there is no more sanction on our part than that of public condemnation and rejection of some inadmissible facts.

Thus, after concluding his time in the ranks of the Galician team, González was immediately suspended and faces a four-year ban without competing, a punishment proposed by the Basque Anti-Doping Agency itself.

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