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November 8, 2016
Another British amateur cyclist has been banned for anti-doping offences
antidoping-room 41-year-old Ian Edmonds has been banned for all sport for four years. After amateur rider Robin Townsend was handed a second four-year ban by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) earlier this week, another British amateur has been given the same. Ian Edmonds, who rode for Mapperley Cycling Club, was banned for refusing to take an out-of-competition test in May 2016 after UK Border Force seized doping products that were addressed to him in early April. Edmonds, from Nottingham, was expecting to receive 20 capsules of testosterone and 100 tablets of anabolic steroid, nandrolone before the parcel they were shipped in was seized by the Border Force. After refusing the subsequent anti-doping test, 41-year-old Edmonds was interviewed by UKAD on June 6, 2016. There he admitted to the charges of ‘Attempted Use of a Prohibited Substance’ and ‘Refusing to Submit to Sample Collection,’ which saw the British doping authorities impose a four-year ban from all sports. Edmonds’s ban will run from August 1, 2016 to midnight on August 1, 2020. “The ordering of Prohibited Substances online by those subject to the anti-doping rules continues to be a major concern for UKAD,” said UKAD director of operations Pat Myhill. “Whether they are obtained in an attempt to improve sporting performance or for aesthetic purposes, a significant threat is posed to both clean sport and public health. Ordering Prohibited Substances via the internet may result in a ban from all sport and, in some cases, constitute a criminal offence.” Read more at http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest-news/another-british-amateur-cyclist-banned-anti-doping-offences-297031#U62ltFsPr3lt44v6.99