Tosh Van der Sande & Sofrasolone

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.
 
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.
 
samhocking said:
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.
 
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.
 
samhocking said:
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
 
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...
 
70kmph said:
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.
 
Here's an English link because I'm nice.

Anyway. The more I read/think about this, the more it seems like a classical case of you could have avoided this plot!
All he'd have to do would have been to go check his bag - or wherever he kept the nasal spray - to see what it said on the bottle. It wasn't even a case of having to read the entire ingredient list, and then forgetting one, he literally just had to write down the brand.
 
I assume he's referring to TD2018DL Specific Gravity adjustment from WADA. Forgetting it was a change for all Threshold substances, not just Salbutomol and although agreed in Nov 2017 with effective March 2018 was set for approval long before September 2017 anyway and Froome's AAF leak. Froome didn't even enter into UCI Tribunal until March 2018 and UCI Tribinal had actually denied WADA as 3rd Party for Froome's challenge on the decision limit anyway.
 

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