Twitter reacts to amateur doping scandals

Andrew Hastings was banned for four years for taking steroids while Gabriel Evans has admitted using EPO as a junior racer

Amateur cycling in the United Kingdom has been rocked by two doping scandals in a matter of hours, with a Master's champion receiving a ban and a junior champion making an admission.

Andy Hastings, winner of the British Masters Championships (age 35-39) in 2015, was banned for using two anabolic steroids, claiming the banned substances had come from a borrowed, used needle with which he injected Vitamin B12.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.