TJD-AD 2019-174 Disciplinary Decision - Cycling

In July 2018 the Brazilian Doping Control Authority (ABCD) has reported an anti-doping rule violation against the mountain bike rider after his sample tested positive for the prohibited substance Cannabis in a concentration above the WADA threshold.

After notification a provisional suspension was ordered. The Athlete filed a statement in his defence and was heard for the Brazilian Sports Justice Anti-Doping Tribunal (TJD-AD).

The Athlete admitted the violation, denied the intentional use of the substance and requested for a reduced sanction.

The TJD-AD Rapporteur finds that the presence of a prohibited substance has been established in the Athlete's sample and accordingly that he committed an anti-doping rule violation.

The Rapporteur concludes that the violation was not intentional and regards that the Athlete is an is an amateur rider who had not received anti-doping education. Further he considers the Athlete's degree of negligence and that there had been delays in the proceedings not attributed to the Athlete.

Therefore the TJD-AD Decides on 12 March 2019 to impose an 18 month period of ineligibility on the Athlete, starting on the date of the sample collection, i.e. on 24 June 2018.

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12 March 2019
Moura, Humberto Fernandes
Silva, Guilherme Faria
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Brazilian Sports Justice Anti-Doping Tribunal (TJD-AD)
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No intention to enhance performance
No Significant Fault or Negligence
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Substantial delay / lapsed time limit
Cycling (UCI) - International Cycling Union
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Autoridade Brasileira de Controle de Dopagem (ABCD) - Brazilian Doping Control Authority
Tribunal de Justiça Desportiva Antidopagem (TJD-AD) - Brazilian Sports Justice Anti-Doping Tribunal
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Laboratório Brasileiro de Controle de Dopagem – LBCD – LADETEC / IQ - UFRJ
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S8. Cannabinoids
Cannabis (THC)
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9 December 2021
Date of last modification
25 January 2022
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