TJD-AD 2020-026 Appeal Decision - Cycling
April 9, 2020
The Brazilian Doping Control Authority has reported an anti-doping rule violation against the cyclist after his sample tested positive for the prohibited substance Furosemide. After notification a provisional suspension was ordered.
The Athlete filed a statement in his defence and the case was referred to the Brazilian Sports Justice Anti-Doping Tribunal (TJD-AD).
The Athlete stated that he was unaware that he had ingested a prohibited substance and claimed that a contaminated supplement was the source of the positive test. Analysis of one supplement in question by the Rio Lab revealed the presence of a contamination.
The Rapporteur established that the Athlete is extremely experienced, yet acted with a high degree of negligence regarding the 11 supplements he had purchased and ingested without any reasearch.
Furthermore the Athlete failed to provide details about his supplier and use of his supplements. Also the presence of the contamination was detected in an open container of the supplement in question.
Therefore the TJD-AD Panel decides on 11 February 2020 by majority to impose an 18 month period of ineligibility on the Athlete, starting on the date of the sample collection, i.e. 20 July 2019.