Alexander Kolobnev communication | 27-10-2011
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"In view of recent publications in the press about my case, I have to declare that the situation is as follows:

Anti-Doping Commission of the Russian Cycling Federation rules that:


  1. Mr. Alexander Kolobnev has committed a violation of the UCI Anti-Doping Rules (Article 21.1 - The presence of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in a Rider's bodily Specimen).

  2. 2. Mr Alexander Kolobnev is sanctioned with a reprimand and no period of ineligibility is imposed.

  3. 3. The results of Mr. Alexander Kolobnev obtained at the Tour-de-France stage of 6 July 2011 shall be disqualified.

    4. Mr. Alexander Kolobnev is additionally sanctioned with a fine in amount of 1 500.

    In light of this situation and waiting for what the UCI will determine about my case, it´s still being early to make any judgments. I hope it can be resolved with the earliest convenience and in the best way possible."