The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announces that the Italian rider Matteo De Bonis has been sanctioned with a period of ineligibility of three years following an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) for the presence of Erythropoietin (EPO)* in a sample collected out-of-competition on 16 February 2021 in Fondi (Italy).
In accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code (the Code) and the UCI Anti-Doping Regulations (ADR), the period of ineligibility started on 30 March 2021 and is effective until 29 March 2024.
The case has been resolved by way of an acceptance of consequences as provided for by the Code and the UCI ADR.
The UCI will not comment any further.
* Erythropoietin (EPO) is a Prohibited Substance listed under class S2.1 (Peptide Hormones, Growth Factors, Related Substances and Mimetics) of the 2021 Prohibited List which is maintained by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and adopted by the UCI.