2009 doping cases- dark, secretive passport caught one! WASTE
ril 17th Tyler Hamilton tested positive for banned steroid Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) after an out-of-competition control in early February. He faces a lifelong ban, and decided to retire with immediate effect.
April 29 Davide Rebellin and Stefan Schumacher tested positive for Continuous Erythropoiesis Receptor Activator (CERA) during the 2008 Summer Olympics.
March 19 Christian Pfannberger tested not-negative in an out-of-competition test. He was suspended by his team Katusha several days prior to the Giro.
April 2nd. Antonio Colom tested positive for EPO in an out of competition test. He was targeted for additional controls using information from his blood profile. Colom's positive drug test is the second within the ranks of Katusha.
27 April Tom Boonen tested positive for cocaine in an out of competition test. He had previously been found to have taken the same substance in May 2008.
April 28th Clement L'Hotellerie has been dismissed from Vacansoleil's team roster after the French 23-year old had tested positive for methylhexanamine.
July 1st Thomas Dekker found positive for EPO by retesting a sample from December 2007 whilst he was a member of the Rabobank Team. In 2008, Dekker had transferred from Rabobank to Silence-Lotto. Silence-Lotto immediately suspended Dekker.
July 17th Two Spaniards, Iñigo Landaluze (Euskaltel) and Ricardo Serrano (Fuji-Servetto), provisionally suspended by the UCI after testing positive for the banned blood booster Cera, the UCI announced.
July 16th 2009 30 people arrested by Italian police in elite cycling doping network. Ex Quickstep pro and coach Aleksandar Nikacevic was part of the ring which included 12 professional cyclists, drug company reps, cycling team coaches and doctors. Over 10,000 drugs were seized.
22 July 2009, It was announced that Danilo Di Luca had tested positive for CERA on 20 and 28 May 2009, during the Giro d'Italia.(where he finished 2nd) He was provisionally suspended with immediate effect by the UCI.
31 July 2009, it was announced that Mikel Astarloza had tested positive for Recombinant Erythropoietin (EPO) on 26 June 2009 and was being provisionally suspended by the UCI
1 Aug 2009 Bissel Pro Cycling has announced the immediate dismissal of rider Kirk O’Bee for violation of his contract, implying that the rider has broken anti-doping regulations.
“I deeply regret that a mistake I made as an individual will reflect poorly on the entire sport.”
Sept 11th, 2009 Italian track rider Annalisa Cucinotta suspended for two years for doping. She tested positive for anabolic steroid in a control taken at the World Cup race in Cali, Colombia, December 11.
September 12th 2009
Italian Maurizio Biondo of the team Ceramica Flaminia, caught for EPO in an out of competition test.
September 14th, 2009
Three Ukrainian riders (19-22 years) on the national team arrested for possession of banned substances and blood doping. The team physio and one of the riders parents were also arrested during the Tour de l'Avenir.