The 34-year-old Portuguese rider was banned four years for an EPO offense, but he said the case is not open and shut.
Despite André Cardoso's vigorous denials and a legal appeal, UCI bans Portugese rider four years for EPO positive from June 2017.
Two cases involving riders at opposite ends of the peloton in terms of power and influence shake the anti-doping system to its core.
Despite an inconclusive B sample, Andre Cardoso finds himself steamrolled by UCI's anti-doping system, his career likely over.
Trek-Segafredo's André Cardoso fails an out-of-competition doping control. He was expected to start the Tour de France.