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Sanchez out of Vuelta after positive test

Samuel Sanchez

Spain’s Samuel Sanchez has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for a growth hormone and is out of this year’s Vuelta a Espana.

The 39-year-old returned an adverse analytical finding of GHRP-2 in an out of competition test on 9 August.

The 2008 Olympic road race champion had been due to ride for BMC Racing at the Vuelta, which starts on Saturday.

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