Samuel Sanchez is a Spanish professional road bicycle racer riding for the BMC Racing Team. the 2008 Olympic champion had a positive test for growth hormone GHRP-2, and expressed his ‘surprise’ at being informed that he had failed a doping test in the build-up to the Vuelta a España. He is now being provisionally suspended.
His A-sample having tested positive, Sanchez has requested the right to attend the testing of his B-sample, and expressed disbelief at the news of his positive test.
“The lawyers have told me not to make statements because we have to wait for the result of the analysis of the B-sample,” Sanchez said.
“It is an adverse result, not a positive result, but in any case for me it has been a total surprise, I cannot believe it.”
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