Jarlinson Pantano announces his retirement from cycling

The Colombian broker spoke with journalist Jairo Enrique Rodríguez, who confirmed his decision. "I am an innocent person," he said.


Jarlinson Swamp decided to stop cycling. The Colombian runner did so after being provisionally suspended by the UCI for a presumptive positive with the substance EPO last April.

In a dialogue with journalist Jairo Enrique Rodríguez, the Ex-Trek Segafredo said that "he never thought about ending his sports career like that". He affirmed that he is innocent and that he will not continue fighting with the UCI because it costs a lot of money.

"It's a very awkward, very hard situation, unfortunately it was my turn, it was a very difficult process that I went through, Without a doubt, the hardest moment of my career. I am an innocent person. I think one should grieve, "he said.

He also indicated that his conscience is calm and that he has people around who know his way of running, "those who have been in my process believe in my innocence." A year ago I came with health problems, this year I was also discovered another two virus. There are many things that I will ask myself the rest of my life, "said

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According to Pantano, something extraordinary had to happen so that its result would have been adverse," the EPO is injected, so I do not know how it entered my body. Unfortunately, it was my turn, there are many things that do not fit in. I tested positive on February 26. On March 10 and January 21, I had controls, but none of those positive tests. I have 60 biological passport controls, absolutely the same as you can see when you want, "he said.

Y added, " I decided not to continue fighting with the UCI because it costs a lot of money and I do not intend to spend my family's money for an answer that they will give me in one or two years. I do not have to prove anything else to anyone. I am very grateful to all my supporters, I keep the good memories, I apologize to my followers for this misunderstanding and I will continue to enjoy cycling in a different way, "he concluded.



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