90-year-old US cyclist stripped of world record after drugs test

Carl Grove returned a positive test which was "more than likely" caused by contaminated meat

American Carl Grove, 90 years old, lost his age-group title and world record from the Masters Track Championships after failing an anti-doping test.

Grove's tested positive for epitrenbolone, which is a metabolite of the prohibited steroid trenbolone, in a urine sample taken after the individual pursuit on July 11. He had competed in the 90-94 age group on his own in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania. He won the title and with three minutes, 6.129 seconds, set the world record for his age group.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.