- TJD-AD 2020-018 Disciplinary Decision - Cycling
February 11, 2020
- TJD-AD 2022-007 Appeal Decision - Cycling
May 11, 2022
On 11 February 2020 the TJD-AD Panel decided to impose a 4 year period of ineligibility on the cyclist after she tested positive for prohibited substances Chlorothiazide, Hydrochlorothiazide and Stanozolol.
Hereafter the Brazilian Doping Control Authority (ABCD) reported that the Athlete had trained and participated in cycling events organised by GranClub as part of the company Granciclismo.
In this matter ABCD also charged GranClub's cycle team, its captain and its coach for complicity in breaching the Athlete's ineligibility. The accused filed statements in their defence and the case was referred to the Brazilian Sports Justice Anti-Doping Tribunal (TJD-AD).
The accused denied the violations and argued that GranClub's trainings and events are only recreational and non-professional. The organisation is not affiliated, nor a Signatory, nor subjected to the anti-doping rules.
The Rapporteur finds that prior the TJD-AD had imposed a 4 year sanction on the Athlete and that she had breached ineligibility. In view of GranClub's activities the Rapporteur concludes that under the Rules it has the characteristics of a sports club and therefore is submitted to the anti-doping rules.
The Rapporteur establishes that the cycle team had participated in several trainings in preparation for cycle competitions organised by Granciclismo. Also there is evidence that the Athlete had participated in these trainings. Consequently the Rapporteur deems that the cycling team, its captain and coach were involved in complicity in the Athlete's breach of ineligibility.
Therefore the TJD-AD Panel decides on 19 December 2021 to impose an additional 2 year period of ineligibility on the Athlete, starting on the date the current sanction of 4 years shall end.
Futhermore the TJD-AD Panel decides to impose a 2 year period of ineligibility on the cycling team, its captain and its coach including registration of this decision with the Cycling Federation of the State of Rio de Janeiro and the Brazilian Cycling Confederation.