The Spanish wielerformatie Burgos-BH suspends itself during January and February 2019. Instead of taking part in the Mallorca Challenge and the Tropicale Amissa Bongo, the procontinentale cycling team for three weeks on sensibiliseringskamp. That made Burgos-BH Thursday known.
Burgos-BH came over the last few weeks into disrepute, after three of its riders caught were doping. Iban Salas (abnormal biological passport), David Belda (epo) and Igor Merino (growth hormones) presented positive tests. The trio was punished with a suspension of four years. The International Cycling union (UCI) had recently means that the team may be 15 to 45 days will be suspended.
But Burgos-BH wait, that sentence does not take itself all measures. In the first two months of the new season, the riders will not come into action. “We have that decision autonomously taken, so that we can now fully focus on doping prevention”, says sports director Julio Andrés Izquierdo in a press release. “Our stage will be three weeks. There will be trainings, seminars and meetings with antidopingkenners take place.”
The Spanish formation will also have an internal control system on the legs. “The system of whereabouts and biological passport we know already, but in 2019, we want to continue. We will have internal controls, so that we know exactly what happens with our riders. Burgos-BH and the fight against doping very seriously. It is essential that all riders and staff understand the importance of a clean sport should dominate and that there is no place for cheaters.”