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Tosh Van der Sande & Sofrasolone

20 Dec 2018 06:14

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/tosh-van-der-sande-returns-positive-test-at-gent-six-day/
Lotto Soudal announced today that rider Tosh Van der Sande has returned a positive anti-doping test from the Gent Six Day, a track race that took place from November 12-18.

see alsohttps://twitter.com/Lotto_Soudal/status/1075458136713191429

Lotto Soudal's statement
https://lottosoudal.be/en/news/positive-doping-test-tosh-van-der-sande
"Today, Lotto Soudal was notified by its rider Tosh Van der Sande of a positive doping test during the Six Days of Ghent where he took part in between 12 and 18 November 2018," the team said in today's media release.

Although the team's statement did not identify the substance involved, it did say the substance is "a permitted one and occurs in the nasal spray Sofrasolone, that is freely available and allowed to be used in competition if mentioned during a control."


So last Winter we had Salbutamol, now we have Sofrasolone.

Sofrasolone is a glucocorticosteroid (according to the web). Contains Framycetin Sulfate, Naphazoline Nitrate and Prednisolone Acetate.

http://everything.explained.today/Prednisolone/
As a glucocorticosteroid, unauthorized or ad-hoc use of prednisolone during competition via oral, intravenous, intramuscular or rectal routes is banned under WADA anti-doping rules. The drug may be used in competition with a TUE (Therapeutic Use Exemption), in compliance with WADA regulations. Local or topical use of prednisolone during competition as well as any use out of competition is not regulated.
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Re: Tosh Van der Sande & Sofrasolone

20 Dec 2018 11:06

Same substance Froome had TUEs for in 2013/14. Not sure why Tosh didn't enter it on his doping control form. Hopefully similar to Yates and just a short ban for admin failure.
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Re: Tosh Van der Sande & Sofrasolone

20 Dec 2018 12:19

samhocking wrote:Same substance Froome had TUEs for in 2013/14. Not sure why Tosh didn't enter it on his doping control form. Hopefully similar to Yates and just a short ban for admin failure.


This is the most likely scenario - Three or four months should do the job.
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Re: Tosh Van der Sande & Sofrasolone

20 Dec 2018 14:43

Hopefully. It will depend what his levels are too though. If they are in-line with nasal steroids he might get a Yates and be believed he just forgot to fill the declaration on the form. If he has high levels indicative of prohibited systemic routes of administration he'll get 2 years though.
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Re: Tosh Van der Sande & Sofrasolone

20 Dec 2018 15:18

samhocking wrote:Hopefully. It will depend what his levels are too though. If they are in-line with nasal steroids he might get a Yates and be believed he just forgot to fill the declaration on the form. If he has high levels indicative of prohibited systemic routes of administration he'll get 2 years though.


. . . unless he's Froome. :D
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Re: Tosh Van der Sande & Sofrasolone

21 Dec 2018 16:35

There's no permitted threshold for Prednisolone, so no, it won't be just like Froome's case.
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Re: Tosh Van der Sande & Sofrasolone

21 Dec 2018 16:58

There was no level for CF, the scientists at Wada doubled the threshold just for him. Then Sir Craig Reedie another knight like Wiggins and Brailsford declared a win for the Kingdom...
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Re: Tosh Van der Sande & Sofrasolone

21 Dec 2018 17:51

70kmph wrote:There was no level for CF, the scientists at Wada doubled the threshold just for him. Then Sir Craig Reedie another knight like Wiggins and Brailsford declared a win for the Kingdom...


They never doubled the urine threshold, they agreed he did not inhale more than the allowed level which is the ADRV. Prednisolone has no level in or out the body. ie any level out is going to be an AAF without declaration on doping control, or a TUE same. Lets hope it is an admin error only.
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