Pantano is below contract to American registered UCI WorldTour workforce Trek-Segafredo which has riders like Australia’s Richie Porte and Germany’s John Degenkolb in its ranks.
“It’s with deep sadness that we’ve got simply realized that our rider, Jarlinson Pantano, has been notified of an adversarial analytical discovering in a pattern,” the workforce stated in a observation.
“In line with our zero-tolerance coverage, he has been suspended instantly.
“We dangle our riders and group of workers to the best moral requirements and can act and be in contact accordingly as extra main points transform to be had.”
The 30-year-old returned an adversarial analytical discovering for Erythropoietin (EPO) after he was once examined on 26 February.
“In line with UCI Anti-Doping Laws, the rider has been provisionally suspended till the adjudication of the affair,” the World Biking Union (UCI) stated in a observation.
“At this degree of the process, the UCI won’t remark any longer in this subject.”
Pantano, who’s now dealing with a career-ending four-year ban, can now request that his B-sample be analysed.
His final race was once on the 2019 Volta a Catalunya the place he recorded a didn’t end (DNF) after Degree 1.
After turning skilled with Colombia-Coldeportes in 2012, Pantano went directly to experience for IAM Biking in 2015 and 2016, earlier than becoming a member of Trek-Segafredo in 2017.
He has picked up 4 wins all through his profession – a degree of the Excursion de Suisse, a degree of the 2016 Excursion de France, the Colombian nationwide time trial championship and a degree of final 12 months’s Volta a Catalunya.