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Leading GB cyclist tests positive (yikes)!

Re: Leading GB cyclist (most likely Stannard) tests positive

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/othersports/article-3564406/Leading-GB-Cyclist-fails-drugs-test-British-Cycling-plunged-crisis.html

Officials from British Cycling declined to comment on Thursday night even though it is believed senior figures at the governing body are aware of the situation.

Officials from the rider’s professional team could not be contacted. The rider’s father refused to provide contact details for his son or his representatives.

The news will come as a hammer blow to British Cycling when the sport is already reeling from the discrimination scandal — exposed by Sportsmail this week — which has led to the resignation of technical director Shane Sutton.
 
Mar 25, 2013
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As I posted in the other thread, British Cycling have confirmed it. Still won't reveal the name though
 
Apr 28, 2016
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Leading GB cyclist fails drugs test as British Cycling is plunged further into crisis

PUBLISHED: 21:29 GMT, 28 April 2016 | UPDATED: 21:31 GMT, 28 April 2016


British cycling descended deeper into crisis on Thursday night after it emerged that one of their leading riders has failed a drugs test.

Sportsmail can reveal that the rider, a road specialist but a former world champion on the track who is funded by British Cycling and is a member of the Olympic Podium Programme, is understood to have tested positive in a race in France last month.

The rider, who is known by this newspaper but cannot be named at this stage, was among those contesting for a place in the British team for the Olympic road race in Rio de Janiero this summer.



But his immediate future is now uncertain until further details are known surrounding the positive test.

Officials from British Cycling declined to comment on Thursday night even though it is believed senior figures at the governing body are aware of the situation. Sportsmail was unable to reach officials from the rider’s professional team.

The father of the rider was contacted on Thursday night but insisted he had no knowledge of the situation and refused to provide contact details either for his son or his representatives.

The news will come as a hammer blow to British cycling when they are already reeling from the discrimination scandal - exposed by Sportsmail – that has led to the resignation of technical director Shane Sutton this week.

Two years ago another British rider, former Team Sky professional Jonathan Tiernan-Locke, was banned for anomalies in his biological passport.
 
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
Not a sky rider. French race. In contention for Rio

Simon Yates in Paris Nice?
edit: actually, Yates wasn't a track rider was he?
He's a world champion on the track.

But why do you assume it's not a Sky rider? Can't see anything about that in the article.

Edit: Confirmed now, Simon Yates indeed. Very disappointing.
 
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maltiv said:
Dekker_Tifosi said:
Not a sky rider. French race. In contention for Rio

Simon Yates in Paris Nice?
edit: actually, Yates wasn't a track rider was he?
He's a world champion on the track.

But why do you assume it's not a Sky rider? Can't see anything about that in the article.

Benson said on Twitter that Sky confirmed to him that there riders are cleans.
 
May 26, 2010
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I expect a similar Tommie D type scenario to follow. British cycling hand this over to the UCI, who is of course Brian Cookson OBE........
 
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maltiv said:
Dekker_Tifosi said:
Not a sky rider. French race. In contention for Rio

Simon Yates in Paris Nice?
edit: actually, Yates wasn't a track rider was he?
He's a world champion on the track.

But why do you assume it's not a Sky rider? Can't see anything about that in the article.
Cyclingnews contacted a representative of Team Sky who said the rider in question is not from the Birtish WorldTour team.

"It’s not a Team Sky rider," the spokesman said. "This is definitively not a Team Sky rider."
My guess is Simon Yates.
 
Re: Leading GB cyclist (most likely Stannard) tests positive

thehog said:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/othersports/article-3564406/Leading-GB-Cyclist-fails-drugs-test-British-Cycling-plunged-crisis.html

Officials from British Cycling declined to comment on Thursday night even though it is believed senior figures at the governing body are aware of the situation.

Officials from the rider’s professional team could not be contacted. The rider’s father refused to provide contact details for his son or his representatives.

The news will come as a hammer blow to British Cycling when the sport is already reeling from the discrimination scandal — exposed by Sportsmail this week — which has led to the resignation of technical director Shane Sutton.
That link now names Yates
 
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Benotti69 said:
I expect a similar Tommie D type scenario to follow. British cycling hand this over to the UCI, who is of course Brian Cookson OBE........
It's handed to UKAD, they'll convene a panel and after the evidence that panel will then render a judgement and if he's guilty a career ending ban will follow.
 
Jan 10, 2010
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I can't explain why......but that's a real surprise and a name I never thought i would have heard being caught out!

Yes, they dope......but another idiot failing the intelligence test??

I suppose I should wait and see what the failed test is for.....before jumping to conclusions etc.

Another Clen?? - bad meat on the briar down in SA??
 

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