AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) French cyclist Lloyd Mondory has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for EPO.
The International Cycling Union says Mondory tested positive for the banned blood-boosting hormone in an out-of-competition sample taken on Feb. 17.
The 32-year rider faces a disciplinary hearing, possibly heard by the governing body's new anti-doping tribunal.
The UCI says Mondory ''has the right to request and attend the analysis of the `B' sample.''
Mondory has no major race wins in his 11-year career with the Ag2r-La Mondiale team.
Mondory's case was announced on Tuesday, one day after UCI President Brian Cookson acknowledged ''lower-level doping'' was still endemic in the sport.