Que­bec Road Rider David Drouin Tests Pos­i­tive

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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

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