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Alex Baudin: positive Tramadol and disqualified from the Giro, the substance is not qualified as

French runner Alex Baudin was disqualified of the Giro due to the presence of Tramadol in its analyses.

New case of doping in cycling? Not really. Monday July 31, the UCI announced the disqualification of AG2R rider Alex Baudin. Samples taken on May 24, during the 17th stage of the Giro 2023, from Alex Baudin, revealed the presence of Tramadol, a banned painkiller. But if taking this opiate Synthesis is a violation of the UCI medical regulations (the first for the rider), it is not “a violation of the anti-doping rules”, previously ;cisé the instance. However, since 2019, the UCI has banned the use of this widely used painkiller. and will have it included in the list of prohibited products of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on January 1, 2024.

In the meantime, Alex Baudin has ten days to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). In a press release published Tuesday August 1, his AG2R Citroën team "takes note" of this disqualification of Alex Baudin from the Giro and puts his rider "in reserve" à protective title. As a reminder, Nairo Quintana had been disqualified of the 2022 Tour de France for taking Tramadol.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116