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Cycling Athlete Suspended for the Presence of Two Prohibited Substances

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October 21, 2015 (Ottawa, Ontario) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Dominic Picard, a cycling athlete, received a sanction of three years and nine months for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during in-competition doping control on June 28, 2015, revealed the presence of clenbuterol (an anabolic agent) and tamoxifen (a hormone modulator).

Because Mr. Picard promptly admitted the violation and agreed to waive his right to a hearing, he was entitled to request a sanction reduction pursuant to Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) Rule 10.6.3. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the CCES jointly agreed to a reduced sanction of three years and nine months ineligibility, ending April 14, 2019. The athlete, who resides in Laval, Quebec, is ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the CADP, including training with teammates.

In compliance with rule 7.10 of the CADP, a copy of the CCES’ reasoned decision can be found here.

The CCES is an independent, national, not-for profit organization with a responsibility to administer the CADP. Under the CADP rules, the CCES announces publicly every anti-doping rule violation. We recognize that true sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our country. We are committed to working collaboratively to activate a values-based and principle-driven sport system; protecting the integrity of sport from the negative forces of doping and other unethical threats; and advocating for sport that is fair, safe and open to everyone.

1 Comments For This Post

  1. Ben Aroundo, ON, Canada says:

    This is the case of average performing bike racers wanting to be champions without the effort needed. The sad part is that without inflicting unnessesary pain on yourself and using just cycling knowledge you can train wiser, have a better diet plus improve strategy. With patience you can compete often and improve by getting to know your opposition. Come on Canadians do what it takes to improve cleanly. As an axample after 55 years in the sport, coming from world class coaching, going to coaching school, competing for 45 years, listening and learning from other coaches, observing races live and on the computer, and thinking and analysing I’ve helped AVERAGE riders get on the podium. I know and guarantee that bike racers who are hungry and really want it can improve dramatically with the right “cycling knowledge” WITHOUT MOTORS ON THEIR BIKES OR ANTIFICIAL PERFORMANCE ENHANCING DRUGS. Guaranteed.

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