Samuel Sanchez, who returned a positive doping test in August, had his B-sample confirmed Wednesday and was later fired by his BMC team.
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Cycling Central

6 Oct 2017 - 5:01 AM 

Sanchez's out-of-competition test revealed growth hormone-releasing peptide 2, or GHRP-2, a drug that increases a body's level of growth hormone.

Several cyclists have tested positive for the drug, among them Italian rider Stefano Pirazzi, who was given a four-year ban earlier this week.

Pirazzi handed four-year doping ban
Stefano Pirazzi, a former mountain and stage winner at the Giro d'Italia, has been suspended for four years after returning a positive doping test in May.

The U.S.-based BMC Team said in a statement Wednesday that it was adhering to its zero-tolerance policy toward doping by terminating the Spaniard's contract "with immediate effect."

The 39-year-old Sanchez, who had been provisionally suspended, won gold at the 2008 Beijing Games road race. He had been contemplating retirement and with the result expected to come with a four-year ban his career as a rider is effectively over.

He had been contemplating retirement and with the result expected to attract a four-y, ar ban his career as a rider is effectively over.

Olympic champion Sanchez fails doping test
Former Olympic road race champion Samuel Sanchez returned a positive result in an out-of-competition test earlier this month.