Vittoz tests positive for banned substance

Vittoz tests positive for banned substance{mosimage}According to a Eurosport report posted on the FIS website, France’s Vincent Vittoz, currently second in the World Cup standings, awaits a b-sample after testing positive for a banned substance. Traces of the masking agent furosemide were found in his urine last January 15 in Nove Mesto, according to his spokeswoman.

“Vincent, shocked by this announcement, wishes to await the counter-expertise of the b-sample before making a statement,” added the spokesperson.

“Vincent wishes to be as open as possible about this affair and informs you that he has himself demanded a b-sample,” said the spokeswoman’s statement.

Furosemide is considered a potent diuretic and banned as a masking agent.

Vittoz finished tenth in the 15km two days later in the Czech resort.

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