Posted by Editor on 11/27/14
The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that William Goodfellow, a cycling athlete, received a two-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during in-competition doping control on August 24, 2014, revealed the presence of clenbuterol and darbepoetin (a synthetic form of erythropoietin, also known as EPO). Spanish rider Alberto Contador was stripped of the 2010 Tour de France title after testing positive for Clenbuterol.
In response to the CCES' notification of the adverse analytical finding, Mr. Goodfellow waived his right to a hearing and accepted a sanction of two years ineligibility from sport, terminating August 24, 2016. The athlete, who resides in Montreal, Quebec, is ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP), including training with teammates.
Goodfellow most recently rode for the Silber Pro Cycling team managed by Gord Fraser. His best result in 2014 was 33rd in the Canadian Time Trial Championships. He did not finish the Tour of Alberta, Nationals Road Race, GP Cycliste Saguenay, Winston-Salem Classic or Philadelphia Cycling Classic races.
The Quebec Cycling Federation (FQSC) has also issued a statement:
The Quebec Cycling Federation (FQSC) is deeply shocked by the announcement by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CEES), which revealed a doping violation committed by the Quebec cycling William Goodfellow.
The analysis of a urine sample collected during a doping control conducted August 24, 2014, or during the Quebec road championships, revealed the presence of clenbuterol and darbepoetin, two banned substances. The CCES has imposed a two-year suspension for the offending athlete recognized in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code.
"It is disappointing that an athlete has used this form of cheating, especially since it's at the expense of ethical considerations and his own health he takes the shortcut," said Louis Barbeau, General Manager FQSC.
FQSC wishes to reiterate its position in sports doping, that is to say zero tolerance for this method of cheating that, in addition to distorting the sport, is also harmful and even dangerous for the health of those who recourse.
Several initiatives have been established to encourage healthy sport, whose campaign Roulez au Gagnants Naturel! With the participation of athletes ambassadors, a video was also produced and distributed to our members. To view it, visit www.fqsc.net/general/dopage.
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