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Iñigo Landaluze Intxaurraga (born May 9, 1977 in Getxo, Basque Country) is a professional road bicycle racer, currently under suspension.[1] Landaluze turned professional in 2001 with Euskaltel-Euskadi, his present team. Landaluze made his debut in the 2003 Tour de France finishing 101st.

Iñigo Landaluze
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Personal information
Full nameIñigo Landaluze Intxaurraga
Born (1977-05-09) May 9, 1977 (age 42)
Getxo, Spain
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb)
Team information
Current teamSuspended
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Professional team(s)
2001–2009Euskaltel–Euskadi
Major wins
Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré (2005)

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DopingEdit

In 2005 Landaluze made his breakthrough by winning the 2005 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 International Cycling Union on July 17, 2009 after testing positive for the banned blood booster CERA. Landaluze tested positive during the 2009 Dauphiné-Libéré race in France.[1]

Major ResultsEdit

2003
101st - Tour de France
2004
52nd - Tour de France
2005
1st - Dauphiné Libéré
100th - Tour de France
2007
2nd, Stage 7 - Tour de France

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ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

official website: www.inigolandaluze.eu