Quebec Road Rider David Drouin Tests Positive
Quebec road rider David Drouin, who signed with Silber Pro Cycling in January, has tested positive for a banned substance. The 21-year-old cyclist failed a doping test in December because traces of RAD140 were found in his system; his B samples returned the same result.
Protesting his innocence, Drouin was scheduled to appear before a Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sports (CCES) hearing on May 15 in Montreal, Que.
“RAD140 is an investigational selective androgen receptor modulator (SARM) for the treatment of conditions such as muscle wasting and breast cancer, currently under development by Radius Health, Inc. (RDUS),” according to Wikipedia. There is also much written about RAD140 on body-building sites, where it is sometimes also referred to as Testolone and noted for its lack of side effects.
Despite his young age, Drouin finished a remarkable 10th overall at the 2016 Tour de Beauce with the Canadian National team, leading to a tryout with Montreal-based Silber Pro Cycling as a stagiaire at the Tour of Utah and the Tour of Alberta – but never actually rode for the team as a fully signed rider, according to Silber co-owner Scott MacFarlane.
David Drouin claims he’s innocent