Trentin best at Vuelta, Van Vleuten wins, missing sponsor named: Your Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

August 30, 2017

In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Trentin takes his second victory of 2017 Vuelta on stage 10; Hometown hero Van Vleuten wins Boels Ladies Tour prologue; Roche gains time on GC rivals at La Vuelta; Unibet said to be company that walked away from Cannondale-Drapac sponsorship; Eight-year doping ban for Kayle LeoGrande after multiple positives; Chris Hoy apologises after likening Mamils to ‘overweight football fans’; Video: Adam Yates post-race interview, Stage 10 Vuelta a España; Video: Martyn Irvine on how to come back from a crash; Video: Abrazos. A film about Colombian cycling; Video: Sam Miranda King Valley Tour of King Valley – Day two

Eight-year doping ban for Kayle LeoGrande after multiple positives

by VeloClub

American rider Kayle LeoGrande has been handed a lengthy suspension after testing positive for no less than seven different banned substances in an in-competition test in April. The 40-year-old Californian was selected for a control after the 2017 Dana Point Grand Prix of Cycling on April 30.

An analysis of that sample revealed traces of raloxifene, ostarine, ibutamoren, GW1516 sulfone, RAD140, LGD4033, and andarine. During testing, GW1516 was been linked to the growth of tumours in lab animals and banned for human use. It has however showed up in several positive tests in recent years.

“Raloxifene and GW1516 sulfone, a metabolite of GW1516, are prohibited substances in the class of Hormone and Metabolic Modulators; ostarine, RAD140, LGD4033 and andarine, are prohibited substances in the class of Anabolic Agents; and ibutamoren is a prohibited substance in the class of Peptide Hormones, Growth Factors, Related Substances and Mimetics,” stated USADA in a press release. “These substances are prohibited at all times under the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing, the United States Olympic Committee National Anti-Doping Policies, and the International Cycling Union Anti-Doping Rules, all of which have adopted the World Anti-Doping Code and the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List.”

LeoGrande was previously sanctioned for using EPO at the Point Premium Root Beer International Cycling Classic in 2007. Witness testimony and other evidence was used to secure the ruling against him and he served a two-year ban.

This time around, he is out for eight years. That period of ineligibility began on May 25, the date he accepted a provisional suspension. He has also been stripped of all results and prizes on and subsequent to April 30.