UCI statement concerning Marcin Polak

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announces that the polish para-cyclist Marcin Polak has been sanctioned with a period of ineligibility of four (4) years following an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) for the presence of Erythropoietin (EPO)[1] in three samples[2] collected on 19 May, 31 July and 2 August 2021.

In accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code (the Code) and the UCI Anti-Doping Regulations (UCI ADR), the period of ineligibility started on 27 August 2021 and is effective until 26 August 2025 (included).

The results obtained by the rider in between 19 May 2021 and 27 August 2021 have been disqualified.

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.

[1] 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.

[2] The UCI took over the results management related to the samples collected by the Polish National Anti-Doping Agency on 19 May and 31 July 2021.