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Astarloza announces his retirement
October 01, 2013 (20:30) [ Indexed from ]
Euskaltel rider describes decision as the hardest of my life     More...
Astarloza in 241 kilometre breakaway, reeled in close to finish
April 14, 2013 (19:29) [ Indexed from ]
Spaniard denied Most Combative Rider award     More...
Mikel Astarloza releases racing calendar through July
December 24, 2012 (18:15) [ Indexed from VeloNation ]
Euskaltel-Euskadi veteran beginning in Australia, setting sights on Tour de France More...
Astarloza returns after two-year ban
August 03, 2011 (19:45) [ Indexed from ]
Basque back in Euskaltel-Euskadi colours More...
Astarloza ready to return after end of doping suspension
July 06, 2011 (15:10) [ Indexed from ]
Expected to re-sign with Euskaltel-Euskadi More...
Sanction completed, Mikel Astarloza eligible to return to competition
July 06, 2011 (12:40) [ Indexed from VeloNation ]
Basque rider might start Tour of Poland More...
Astarloza set to return to injury-hit Euskaltel-Euskadi
April 03, 2011 (02:20) [ Indexed from ]
Ban for EPO ends June 26 More...
Euskaltel shows qualified support for Astarloza
May 17, 2010 (20:21) [ Indexed from ]
The Euskaltel-Euskadi team have shown qualified support for Mikel Astarloza after it was confirmed at the end of last week that the 30-year-old Spanish rider has been banned for two years having tested positive for EPO. A statement posted on the Euskadi Foundation’s website suggested that the evidence against 2009 Tour de France stage-winner Astarloza was not convincing. In it the team stated: "Following the confirmation by the Spanish cycling federation of the positive test by the cyclist ... More...
Astarloza to appeal doping suspension (AP)
May 16, 2010 (13:07) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Mikel Astarloza says he will appeal his suspension for testing positive for the blood-boosting hormone EPO while training for the Tour de France last June. Astarloza was suspended by the Spanish federation until June 2011 after testing positive ahead of last year's Tour. He announced his decision to appeal the suspension on his website. More...
Astarloza suspended for two years for EPO
May 15, 2010 (20:36) [ Indexed from ]
Mikel Astarloza has been handed a two-year ban from competition by the Spanish Cycling Federation for the use of Erythropoietin (EPO). The Spaniard, who tested positive for the illegal blood booster in a control conducted 25 days before he won a stage at the 2009 Tour de France, said he will appeal the decision. “I keep reaffirming my innocence and therefore I strongly disagree with the penalty imposed, and will appeal this sanction to the proper authorities,” he said on his website.  ... More...
Astarloza vows to appeal doping ban
May 15, 2010 (19:51) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Eurosport ]
Mikel Astarloza is suspended for two years following a positive test for the banned blood-booster erythropoietin (EPO), and will appeal. More...
Astarloza banned for doping offence, says will appeal (Reuters)
May 15, 2010 (19:36) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Mikel Astarloza has been suspended for two years following a positive test for the banned blood-booster erythropoietin (EPO), the Spanish rider said on Saturday. More...
Astarloza blames positive on training session, Horrillo back on bike
September 11, 2009 (18:54) [ Indexed from ]
Details have emerged in the Basque press regarding the defence Euskaltel's Mikel Astarloza is likely to put up against his positive test for EPO in June, which could see him stripped off his Tour de France stage win in July. According to Deia , that defence is being organised by ex-pro and now lawyer José Rodríguez, who believes that Astarloza's problems stem from a session on his home trainer in a hyperbaric tent immediately prior to undergoing a random test on June 26. Hyperbaric ... More...
Astarloza maintains total innocence
September 10, 2009 (12:54) [ Indexed from ]
Basque Mikel Astarloza reiterated he's innocent following counter-analysis confirmation of a positive test for blood booster Erythropoietin (EPO). Astarloza, who won Tour de France stage 16, dismisses any drug use and his Euskaltel-Euskadi team supports him. "I'm completely innocent," Astarloza told Cyclingnews today, one day after the counter-analysis confirmation. "Unfortunately, I can't prove it, and I can't explain what happened. I just know that I haven't taken anything prohibited. ... More...
Astarloza's counter-analysis positive
September 09, 2009 (12:07) [ Indexed from ]
Team Euskaltel-Euskadi announced on Tuesday that counter-analysis has confirmed Mikel Astarloza's positive test for blood booster Erythropoietin (EPO). "It is not a surprise, since the result was leaked to the media a few days ago," said the Basque team. Astarloza, 29, tested positive for EPO on June 26, but the International Cycling Union (UCI) only announced the result on July 31. He rode the Tour de France and won the mountain stage to Bourg-Saint-Maurice, on July 1, ahead of France's ... More...
Astarloza test confirmed
September 08, 2009 (22:49) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Eurosport ]
Mikel Astarloza, who finished 11th in this year's Tour de France, has a positive test for the banned blood booster EPO confirmed. More...
Astarloza suspended for EPO
July 31, 2009 (20:53) [ Indexed from ]
Spaniard Mikel Astarloza- who ended 10th at last Tour de France- was imposed a temporary suspension by the International Cycling Union for positive drug test. More...
Press release : Mikel Astarloza provisionally suspended
July 31, 2009 (18:06) [ Indexed from UCI ]
Earlier today, UCI advised Spanish rider Mikel Astarloza that has been provisionally suspended. decision provisionally suspend Astarloza made response a report from laboratory Madrid... More...
Mikel Astarloza a Tour de France stage star
July 30, 2009 (16:53) [ Indexed from ]
Mikel Astarloza raced clear of a four-man pack to claim the 16th stage of the Tour de France yesterday. More...


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