UKAD to rule on two domestic time trial doping cases in coming weeks
Two anti-doping violations were reported in the Cycling Time Trials annual report, which are now in the hands of UK Anti-Doping
Cycling Time Trials (CTT), the National Governing Body for time trials in England and Wales, says the findings of UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) investigations into two adverse analytical findings at its races in 2015 should be released imminently.
In its recently released annual report, CTT announced that two anti-doping violations had been discovered from the 44 samples collected at time trials up and down the country this year.
National secretary Nick Sharpe confirmed to Cycling Weekly that the matter was currently in the hands of UKAD and that no further information could be presented.
"Cycling Time Trial's testing is carried out by UK Anti-Doping, which is an independent body. If there is a positive test, and as you can see from the report there are two positive tests, until the decision has been made on the adverse analytical findings the names of the individuals concerned have to remain confidential," he said.
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While UKAD conduct the tests, CTT reportedly have to pay around £500 a time, meaning the governing body will have spent about £22,000 on anti-doping tests this season.
"It's not a cheap exercise," added Mr Sharpe, "but the fact that there were two positive tests shows that it was a worthwhile one."
The identities of the athletes who provided the positive tests will not be made public until the UKAD investigations are complete, but the CTT expect this to be in the next couple of weeks.
Should the positive test be confirmed by UKAD, the athlete has the right to appeal against the ruling.
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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.
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