Koren, expelled from the Giro after being suspended for doping

The UCI communicated it: provisionally punishes the Slovenian for his involvement in Operation Aderlass. Also to Bozic, Durasek and Petacchi.


Kristijan Koren, of Bahrain-Merida, will not take the start of the fifth stage of the Giro d'Italia. The International Cycling Union (UCI) communicated this morning its suspension immediately and provisionally for its involvement in the Aderlass Antidoping operation, carried out between Austria and Germany. According to the UCI note, the Austrian authorities provided information that Koren resorted to prohibited practices between 2012 and 2013, when it belonged to Liquigas.

The Slovenian, 32 years old, was found in the Villa Vecchia Hotel in Frascati. He said goodbye to his directors and his companions Agnoli and Pozzovivo in the hall, and left in a van of the team at 10:52 on the way home. Ace tried to talk to him, but did not want to make statements. Nor anyone else from Bahrain, who in a letter confirmed that they side with Borut Bozic, exorcist and now coach of the squad (the punishment of the UCI also affects him for the period from 2012 to 2013, when he joined the Astana) .

The other two names temporarily sanctioned are Kristijan Durasek, Croatian of the UAE of 31 years competing in the Tour of California (of which he is excluded, as of his training, by illegal methods in 2017), and Alessandro Petacchi, very successful ex-surgeon, retired and collaborator of means of communication in Italy, like the RAI, that dismissed to him. To Petacchi they accuse him for the time lapse from 2012 to 2013, with the Lampre.



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