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Tyler Wren inherits big Vuelta Chile win

Tyler Wren has inherited the queen stage win at the Vuelta Chile. Wren (Jamis-Sutter Home) initially placed second to overall winner Marco Arriagada in stage 9 of the 10-stage race in February, but Arriagada provided a positive doping control for stanozolol metabolites.

According to the Jamis-Sutter Home team, Arriagada’s B sample has returned positive, and he has been stripped of his stage win.

2011 Tour of the Gila, stage 1
Tyler Wren was a close second to Paco Mancebo on the mountaintop finish first stage at the Tour of the Gila this year. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com

Wren won the 94-mile stage to Farellones from a long breakaway. The Utah-based Princeton graduate attacked the day’s main breakaway early on the 20-mile finish climb and was only caught by Arriagada.

Arriagada went on to win the overall of the tour, weeks after doing the same at the Vuelta de San Luis. Gonzalo Garrido placed second on GC in Chile, but it is unclear at this time whether he has inherited the title.

When reached for comment Wren had not been notified of the B sample results and withheld comment. Jamis Bicycles’ president Carine Joannou looked at Wren as an example.

“I am very pleased that Tyler will be recognized as the winner of the queen stage of the Vuelta Chile,” said Joannou, “This is a testament to Tyler’s dedication, his training, and his team. I truly hope that athletes everywhere are inspired by his example.”

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