Tag archive for ‘doping’

  • New Discoveries Could Advance Ability to Detect HGH Doping in Sport

    Could this make for cleaner racing? Photo via hitthatswitch on Flickr

    From CleanCompetition.org. WASHINGTON – Anti-doping experts continue to advance the science of future testing methods, building on the existing tests for growth hormone (GH) abuse in sport that have been successful in detecting dopers. Now, breaking research appearing in Clinical…

  • Three Members of USPS Pro-Cycling Team Doping Conspiracy Receive Lifetime Bans

    COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO– We’ve been lucky in cyclocross to have a sport that has been thus far mostly untainted by doping. However, the rest of the cycling world hasn’t been as lucky, and USADA announced today in a press release…

  • Reports of Tom Vannoppen’s Doping Suspension

    Tom Vannoppen, via flickr by jnloco

    While cycling may get its good name dragged through the dirt on a regular basis, thanks to a near-constant barrage of doping allegations, typically, cyclocrossers tend to stay off of the “accused” list. However, yesterday a Belgian newspaper reported that Tom Vannoppen has been suspended for two years after testing positive for cocaine. Cocaine, in addition to obviously being a banned substance, is considered a “stimulant” under UCI guidelines, so testing positive for the drug is to test positive for doping.

  • USADA Sanctions Cyclist Lisban Quintero For Doping Violation

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    USADA Lisban Quintero announced today that Columbian athlete Lisban Quintero of New York has been sanctioned for “anabolic agents.” Quintero raced on the road but also competed in cyclocross, including racing for 47th behind Ryan Trebon at the 2009 Mercer Cup USGP race and 20th behind Valentin Scherz at the 2010 HPCX race. Quintero was quoted at Velonews as saying ” I really enjoy training. My father taught me that when it comes to training, quality is more important than quantity.”

    Colorado Springs, Colo. (July 1, 2011) USADA announced today that Lisban Quintero of New York, New York, an athlete in the sport of Cycling, has tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a suspension for his doping offense.

  • USADA Announces Three Doping Suspensions for Bay Area and North Carolina Cyclists

    It appears that last week was a bad week for bike racing dopers, as USADA announced suspensions for three US cyclists, including North Carolina cyclist, coach and former masters road and time trial National Champion Peter Cannell,  Alberto Blanco (GS…

  • Masters Dopers? – A Column by Lee Waldman

    How prevalent is doping in the Masters’ ranks? Recent events have have gotten CXM columnist Lee Waldman a-wonderin’. Missed Lee’s last column, where he looks at how to beef up cornering skills? Catch up here. by Lee Waldman Now things…

  • Chuck Coyle Busted for EPO – UPDATED

    Just days after USADA suspended Masters cyclist Neal Schubel for using EPO, today the anti-doping agency announced the suspension of 38 year-old Chuck Coyle. Coyle is a long-time racer based out of Boulder, CO, and up until today he raced…

  • USADA Releases First Quarter 2010 Doping Statistics

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    The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, the national organization charged with keeping the country’s sports clean of performance-enhancing drugs, recently released its report on testing and doping violations for the first quarter of 2010. The 1,868 doping control tests, across all sports,…

  • Breaking News – Szczepaniaks Receive Doping Suspensions, U23 Podium Resolved

    It's official: Arnaud Jouffroy will move up two steps to claim the U23 World Championship © Bart Hazen

    by Josh Liberles While Floyd Landis’ leaked emails are creating quite the firestorm within the ProTour regarding athletes and officials involved with the US Postal Service, Discovery and Phonak teams, the UCI is just now resolving the biggest doping bust…

  • UCI to Restore Szczepaniaks’ U23 Cyclocross Worlds Results

    This was published on April 1, 2010 and was an April Fools’ story. Following an emotional interview published in Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws (and discussed previously in Cyclocross Magazine) in which disgraced U23 World Championships winner Pawel Szczepaniak revealed what…

  • Pawel Szczepaniak Admits to EPO, Discusses the Lead-Up and Ramifications

    by Christine Vardaros Pawel Szczepaniak admits to having taken EPO leading up to the U23 World Championships from a still unnamed drug source, but claims that at the time he thought he was taking vitamins. According to an interview with…

  • Work Ethics, Instant Gratification and Doping – A Column by Lee Waldman

    Lee Waldman racing in Colorado. photo: courtesy

    Cyclocross Magazine columnist Lee Waldman takes a break from his normal updates on his progress as a Masters racer to reflect on…well, “kids today.” He’s a teacher, so he knows of what he speaks. In case you missed it, go…

  • Kacper Szczepaniak Attempts Suicide

    Kacper Szczepaniak, the young Polish rider who placed second in the U23 World Championships in Tabor and subsequently tested positive for EPO, tried to kill himself. His brother Pawel, who won the event and also tested positive for EPO, confirmed…

  • Reactions to Szczepaniak Brothers’ Positive Doping Tests

    by Josh Liberles Cyclocross continues to be at the center of lots of hub-bub in cycling news outlets, and is the focus of a good deal of online chatter. Unfortunately the story that’s creating all the stir continues to be…

  • Szczepaniak Brothers Positive for EPO at World Championships – Updated

    The Polish brothers Kacper and Pawel Szczepaniak were found to be positive for EPO at the UCI World Cyclocross Championships in Tabor, Czech Republic on January 31. Pawel, 20, came away with the Espoir World Championship title, winning with a…

  • Grass, Dirt, Barriers, Doping…and Horses?

    Cyclocross is a brutal sport for sure, with its varied off-road surfaces, epic conditions, and the need to jump over barriers at speed in front of crowds. Unfortunately, a few bad apples turn to “juice” to seek an edge in…



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