Demonising Justin Gatlin
13th September 2015
USADA announced today that Camilo Ulloa, of Milwaukee, Wis., an athlete in the sport of cycling, has tested positive for multiple prohibited substances and accepted a four-year sanction for his anti-doping rule violation. Ulloa, who is a Pro/Cat1 Colombian cyclist, was tested in-competition on June 25, 2016, as a part of USA Cycling’s RaceClean Program due to being among the top finishers in his event at the 2016 Tour of America’s Dairyland in Wisconsin. USA Cycling’s RaceClean Program works to fight doping at the elite and amateur levels of cycling. Elite athlete testing through the RaceClean program is funded by fees collected from trade teams, race directors, and elite athlete license surcharges.
Ulloa’s sample tested positive for the presence of Methylphenidate and its metabolite, Ritalinic Acid. In addition, the sample tested positive for an Anabolic Agent, and/or its metabolites, which was confirmed by Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (IRMS) analysis. Every urine sample that USADA collects is scrutinized under an Athlete Biological Passport program that examines levels of multiple steroid biomarkers that can indicate doping. Samples that exhibit atypical qualities are then targeted for more sophisticated IRMS analyses, which can reveal the presence of synthetic, prohibited Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AAS).
Methylphenidate is in the class of Stimulants and prohibited in-competition, while the use of any exogenous Anabolic Agent is 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 Union Cycliste Internationale Anti-Doping Rules, all of which have adopted the World Anti-Doping Code and the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List.
Ulloa’s four-year period of ineligibility began on August 8, 2016, the date he received a provisional suspension. In addition, Ulloa has been disqualified from all competitive results obtained on and subsequent to June 25, 2016, the date his positive sample was collected, including forfeiture of any medals, points, and prizes.
• This media release was originally published by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) on 26 October 2016. To access the original, please click here.
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