Nairo Quintana announced on Thursday that he is resigning from participating in the 77th edition of the Vuelta. “emphasize my reasons” In front of him Sports Arbitration Court (CAS).
He has finally decided not to take part in the Spanish race, although this Wednesday he confirmed that he was going to be part of the Vuelta peloton, after learning of a statement from the International Cycling Union (UCI), which gave him the title of the 2022 Tour. was disqualified from. to France “Violation of the ban on the use of tramadol” the fray.
Tramadol, an analgesic, is prohibited as of March 1, 2019, to protect the health and safety of cyclists from the side effects of this substance. In the same statement, the Colombian announced his intention to return to the racing calendar at the end of the season.
This decision may have been driven by the limited time limit, ten days, that the runner would have to present his appeal before the CAS and this could have forced him to withdraw midway through the Vuelta.
For its part, the Arkéa-Samsic team assured in another statement that it had “noticed” With notification by the UCI of what happened at the Tour de France nairo quintanaBut also that decision had no acceptance or prevented him from participating in the Spanish race.
The UCI reported that the Colombian revealed the presence of tramadol and its two main metabolites in an analysis of two blood samples provided by the cyclist on 8 and 13 July during the 2022 Tour de France.
According to the medical regulations of the UCI, the rider is disqualified from the 2022 Tour de France. An appeal against this decision can be made to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) within the next 10 days.