Sergio Henao cleared over biological passport case

Team Sky’s Sergio Henao is free to return to racing after the Athlete Passport Management Unite (APMU) found no basis to proceed further following a review of his ABP values.

Henao was withdrawn from racing in the spring, missing La Fleche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege as a result. Team Sky issued a statement at the time stating that Henao’s blood values are a result of living and training at altitude.

The 28-year-old will be free to race again after the independent experts of the APMU reviewed the rider’s explanations for his blood values.

A UCI statement read: “On 20 April 2016, in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) Operating Guidelines, the independent experts of the Athlete Passport Management Unit (APMU) in Lausanne, Switzerland, requested further information from Sergio Henao about his ABP values.

“As per the applicable ABP regulations, the rider’s explanations were sent to the same experts for review. After examination, the independent experts came to the conclusion that there was no basis to proceed further.

“In light of the confidential nature of the information concerned, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and the Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF) are not in a position to comment further.”

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