October 21, 2015 – The Quebec Cycling Federation (FQSC) is outraged by the doping confessions of Dominic Picard. By waiving his right to a hearing, he admitted to having committed a doping violation, to which the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) has reacted with the usual penalties – read more on the CCES announcement here.
The analysis of a urine sample collected during a doping control conducted on June 28, 2015, at or during the Americas Cup, has revealed the presence of clenbuterol tamoxifen and two prohibited substances. The CCES has imposed a suspension of three years and nine months at the offending recognized athlete in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code. Thus the suspension, which began July 14, 2015 will expire on April 14, 2019.
“I do not understand that cyclists continue to dope,” said Louis Barbeau, general manager of the FQSC. “They disregard any true satisfaction from their performance, compromise their health, and are likely to be caught eventually. And that’s not to mention the lack of respect for the other competitors, for whom equal opportunities were violated.”
The FQSC wishes to reiterate its position on doping in sport – that is to say zero tolerance for this method of cheating, which, in addition to distorting sport, is also harmful, even dangerous to the health of those who resort to it.
Several initiatives have been developed to encourage healthy sport, including the campaign “Race Clean – Own Your Victory” (Roulez Gagnants au Naturel). With the participation of athlete ambassadors, a video has also been produced and distributed to our members.
To view it please click here.