In February 2017 the National Doping Control Commission of Chile (CNCD) has reported an anti-doping rule violation against the cyclist Nicolas González Gutierrez after his sample tested positive for the prohibited substance Stanozolol.
After notification a provisional suspension was ordered and the Athlete attended the hearing of the Disciplinary Panel of the Tribunal de Expertos en Dopaje (TED).
The Athlete admitted the intentional use of the substance and stated that the EPO was purchased and injected the day before the sample collection.
The Panel 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 Panel considers that the Athlete provided information about possible anti-doping rule violations committed by other athletes or persons, yet finds that this evidence was insufficient for substantial assistance and a reduced sanction.
Therefore the TED Disciplinary Panel decides on 15 December 2017 to impose a 4 year period of ineligibility on the Athlete, starting on the date of the provisional suspension, i.e. on 21 February 2017.