Iñigo Landaluze

Iñigo Landaluze Intxaurraga (born May 9, 1977 in Getxo, Basque Country) is a Spanish former professional road bicycle racer, who rode professionally between 2001 and 2009, entirely for the Euskaltel–Euskadi team. During the 2009 season, Landaluze tested positive for the use of Continuous erythropoietin receptor activator (CERA) at the 2009 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré.[1] He received a two-year ban for this, and was disqualified from his results at the race.

Iñigo Landaluze
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Personal information
Full nameIñigo Landaluze Intxaurraga
Born (1977-05-09) May 9, 1977 (age 43)
Getxo, Spain
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Professional team
2001–2009Euskaltel–Euskadi
Major wins
Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré (2005)

DopingEdit

In 2005 Landaluze made his breakthrough by winning the 2005 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré. However his win was clouded in controversy as it was soon announced he had tested positive for abnormally high testosterone and was suspended from racing until his case was heard out. In 2006, however, he was cleared to return to racing after he showed that the lab conducting tests committed procedural errors. The UCI then failed to show that those errors did not affect the outcome of the tests. The CAS panel reviewing the case said that it was "probable" that Landaluze had committed a doping violation, but the UCI had failed to meet its burden of proof in the case. New revisions to the WADA Code would suggest that Landaluze would have lost his case under the new rules.

Iñigo Landaluze was provisionally suspended by the Union Cycliste Internationale on July 17, 2009 after testing positive for the banned blood booster CERA at the 2009 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré.[1]

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