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UCI says Chile’s Arriagada failed doping test

GENEVA (AFP) - Chile's top cyclist Marco Arriagada, his compatriot Jose Medina Andrade as well as Argentina's Alfredo Lucero have tested positive for doping, the UCI said Monday.

GENEVA (AFP) – Chile’s top cyclist Marco Arriagada, his compatriot Jose Medina Andrade as well as Argentina’s Alfredo Lucero have tested positive for doping, the UCI said Monday.

The presence of banned stanozolol metabolites has showed up in their urine samples taken during the 2011 Vuelta Ciclista de Chile, the UCI said.

The three riders “have the right to request and attend the analyses of their B samples,” said the UCI, adding that it was unable to provide further details on the case.

Arriagada won three of the 10 stages on the last edition of the Tour of Chile, a race he has won three times, and is a four-time national time trial champion.