Matzka and Da Silva Ramos receive retroactive bans By UCI
The UCI has released the announcement related to German riders Ralf Matzka (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Brasil's Kleber Da Silva Ramos (Funvic Soul Cycles–Carrefour) for 2016 positive tests.
These two cases were released separately ahead of the UCI Anti-Doping Tribunal.
Matzka and Da Silva Ramos receive retroactive bans By UCIMatzka violated an anti-doping rule due to the presence of a metabolite of Tamoxifen which classified as selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) and is imposed to the bans for two year, in accordance with the UCI's statement. His ineligibility began on March 3, 2016, and last until November 27, 2018.
Ralf Matzka returned the positive report on March 3, 2016. He believed that he was innocent in the report. In July 2017, team manager Ralph Denk stated that the positive test was likely because of the water’s contamination, and the team decided to protect the athlete instead of going public. "On the basis of the experts' reports and all given facts at this point in time, the team expects a verdict of acquittal," he said in 2017. In 2017, after the Tour of Flanders in April Matzka did not ride for Bora- Hansgrohe, and was not signed with a team.
Da Silva RamosAnother rider Da Silva Ramos was found to violate an anti-doping rule due to the presence of CERA, classified as peptide hormones, growth factors, related substances and mimetics, and is imposed to the bans for four years, in accordance with the UCI's statement. of on the rider, . His ineligibility began on July 31, 2016, and last until August 9, 2020.
Da Silva Ramos was temporary suspend after the test for the banned blood-boosting drug CERA on the eve of the Rio Olympics in 2016.
According to Anti-Doping Tribunal’s Procedural Rules, both decisions will be released on the UCI website at a certain time.