Paralympic cycling champion Michael Gallagher admits EPO use: 'I crossed a dark line'

Australian Paralympic cycling champion Michael Gallagher fully admits to using EPO in an apology published on Facebook

Australian Paralympic Games individual pursuit champion Michael Gallagher has admitted to using EPO in a candid admission and apology on Facebook, posted on Monday. The Scottish-born 37-year-old said a mixture of depression, low motivation and expectation of results led him to take the drug.

Gallagher was provisionally suspended by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) after failing a test for the banned blood booster from a sample take in an out-of-competition test at a training camp in Italy in July.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.