UCI statement on Luis Ricardo Villalobos Hernandez

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announces that Mexican rider Luis Ricardo Villalobos Hernandez has been notified of an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) for GHRP-6 (Peptide hormones, growth factors, related substances, and mimetics) in a sample collected by the Mexican National Anti-Doping Organisation during an out-of-competition control on 25 April 2019.*

The AAF resulted from the reanalysis of the above referenced sample by the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA). WADA has designated the UCI as the Results Management Authority in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code.

The rider has the right to request and attend the opening and analysis of the B sample.

In accordance with UCI Anti-Doping Rules, the rider has been provisionally suspended until the adjudication of the procedure is completed.

At this stage of the procedure, the UCI will not comment any further.

*At the time of the sample collection the Rider was contracted to the UCI Continental Team Aevolo.