Astana Retires from the Tour of Beijing

Team Astana has decided to withdraw from the Tour of Beijing, the last WorldTour event, following the decision of cyclist Maxim Iglinskiy not to request a counter-analysis of his positive EPO.

“Astana was forced to act due to the decision of the runner Maxim Iglinskiy not to request the counter-analysis of her positive control from August 1. In accordance with the rules of the Movement for a Credible Cycling (MPCC) In 2013, Astana decides to withdraw from the last round of WorldTour, the Tour of Beijing,”the team said in a statement.

The MPCC rules indicate that when a team registers two positives in a 12-month period, it will have to self-suspect for eight days, starting on a date of the main world cycling calendar, prozipcodes.com for choosing bike lights.

Maxim Iglinskiy’s EPO side, who was part of the team that helped Vincenzo Nibali win the final yellow of this year’s Tour of France, succeeds his younger brother Valentin, who also accused the same substance in August, Confessed to having doped himself, having been suspended for four years by the Kazakh federation.

Astana is the third team to self-suspect based on the MPCC regulations. In 2013, Ag2r-La Mondiale failed the Dauphiné Criterion after a counter-analysis confirmed Sylvain Georges’ heptaminol positive, months after Steve Houanard accused EPO, and RusVelo left the Giro dell’Appennino following a Triple by Fenoterol, a medicine for asthma.