The Spanish Roger Roca, a silver medalist in the 2011 world duathlon held in the Asturian town of Gijón, has been proclaimed world champion, after the Portuguese Sergio Silva was suspended for violating the anti-doping code, according to the Federation International (ITU).
As reported in a statement by the International Triathlon Federation (ITU) -on which depends the sport that combines cycling with running, Silva was forced to return his gold medal "due to the violation of regulations in an anti-doping control during the competition during the 2011 Duathlon World Cups in Gijón, Spain ».
Silva was sanctioned with six months, (ver noticia) losing, apart from the trophy, the ranking points and the cash prize. As a consequence, all classifieds advance one place. Roca will receive the gold medal and another Spaniard, Victor Manuel del Corral, who had finished third, the silver. The bronze medal will go to Frenchman Benoit Nicolas, who finished fourth.
|1.||Roger Roca Dalmau||ESP||01:51:22|
|2.||Victor Manuel Del Corral Morales||ESP||01:51:29|