Chuck Coyle - Receives Sanction for Doping Violation

Here is the press release about Chuck Coyle's doping violation. Stories on 303Cycling that reference Chuck.

CYCLING ATHLETE RECEIVES SANCTION FOR DOPING VIOLATION

Colorado Springs, Colo. (November 24, 2010) - USADA announced today that U.S. cycling athlete, Charles “Chuck” Coyle, of Boulder, Colorado, has accepted a two-year period of ineligibility for an anti- doping rule violation based on his purchase, possession and use of synthetic erythropoietin (EPO) and insulin growth factor (IGF-1).

EPO is a synthetic hormone used to stimulate the body’s production of red blood cells, thereby increasing oxygen transport and aerobic power. IGF-1 is a synthetic hormone used to aid in recovery and build lean muscle mass. Both EPO and IGF-1 are prohibited substances in the class of Peptide Hormones, Growth Factors and Related Substances under the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing and the International Cycling Union (UCI) anti-doping rules, both of which have adopted the World Anti- Doping Code (“Code”) and the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List.

Coyle’s two-year period of ineligibility began on November 24, 2010, the day he accepted the sanction. Additionally, Coyle is disqualified from all competitive results achieved on and subsequent to June 13, 2007, the date he first committed the anti-doping rule violation based on evidence in USADA’s possession, including forfeiture of any medals, points and prizes.

In an effort to aid athletes, as well as all support team members such as parents and coaches, in understanding the rules applicable to them, USADA provides comprehensive instruction on its website on the testing process and prohibited substances, how to obtain permission to use a necessary medication, and the risks and dangers of taking supplements as well as performance-enhancing and recreational drugs. In addition, the agency manages a drug reference hotline, Drug Reference Online (www.GlobalDRO.com), conducts educational sessions with National Governing Bodies and their athletes, and proactively distributes a multitude of educational materials, such as the Prohibited List, easy-reference wallet cards, periodic newsletters, and protocol and policy reference documentation.

USADA is responsible for the testing and results management process for athletes in the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement, and is equally dedicated to preserving the integrity of sport through research initiatives and educational programs.

From VeloNews:

USADA announces another cycling suspension

By Charles Pelkey Updated: Nov 24th 2010 7:26 PM EST

Coyle is fast, but not fast enough to outrun USADA

Boulder-area racer Charles “Chuck” Coyle has accepted a two-year suspension after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency found that he had purchased and used synthetic erythropoietin (EPO) and insulin growth factor (IGF-1).

The 38-year-old Coyle is the president of the Boulder-based Hüdz-Vista Subaru cyclocross team and has been an active road, track and `cross racer for 20 years.

Coyle’s two-year suspension began on Wednesday, when he accepted the penalty after investigators presented evidence of purchases of illicit performance-enhancing drugs dating back to June 13, 2007. Under UCI and USADA rules, Coyle will be required to return any prizes earned since that date.

As was the case with another suspension announced Wednesday, Coyle’s case did not involve an analytical positive test, but was based on evidence of purchases of illicit performance-enhancing drugs supplied in other investigations.

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99.9 % of those who stand before the

system are quilty and say they arn't. Do I need to list all the examples?

So yes I would put my faith in the testing process / judicial system.

How many cases have there been when a Judicial system cheated a cyclists?

Look how fast Chuck signed the papers of quilt when he says they were going to ban him for 4 years or life... he signed right away on the 2 year deal. Why? becasue he didn't want the 4 year ban or the ban for life... so he didn't even fight took the deal...

So I'd argue if he knew that life ban was the only option he wouldn't have done what he done.

Chuck Coyle - Amature Testing

I remembered seeing something on this site about Chuck being tested this year and I found the comment. It was from a poll about drug testing at the Firecracker 50. Here is the comment:

Amature Testing

Submitted by Chuck Coyle (not verified) on Fri, 07/02/2010 - 03:46.
I don't know that much about cost, etc.. for drug testing but I think it runs in the $200-$300 range per. I used to race with a pro licesnce but now am a regular, local, Cat 1 racer, technically an amature.
I have been tested twice over the last 6-months out of competition (at my house). I don't know of any other amature in the area who has been tested, so I find it interesting....
I was tested for both blood and urine and got my 'congrats you are clean' letter back.

It is good to see they are testing non-pros and I did feel like a cool pro again becuse I was randomly selected (but I don't think there is anything random about it). Their visit did eat up 3-hours of my morning but they also did have to deal with my 2-kids running all over the place.

I am guessing that it must have been a $500 trip to my house. There were 2-guys here for 3-hours and then the cost of actually testing the blood and urine.

I came away with a few thoughts:

1. I really wish they would make the experience more benefical to the athlete. It would have been great to get a complete blood work up back from them just for my health benefit.

2. I really don't think there is anything random about it. Somone 'called in' on me or I was suspicious by association.

3. They shouldn't be as interested in a late 30's ex-pro, they should focus on the young up and coming guys who are trying to make it as a pro. It is a good lesson on what it is like to be a pro cyclist.

http://303cycling.com/firecracker50-drug-testing#comment-2054

drugs were shipped to Coyle's home address

Sources: Drugs were shipped to Coyle’s home address
By Neal Rogers Updated: Dec 2nd 2010 5:36 PM EST
BOULDER, Colo (VN) _ A shipment of banned drugs that led to the two-year suspension of Colorado amateur racer Chuck Coyle was sent to his home address, sources have told VeloNews.

SO WHAT IS YOUR RESPONSE TO THIS CHUCK?

WHY NOT DO THIS... CONFRONT YOUR TEAMATES... TELL THEM TO STEP UP OR YOUR GOING TO...

CAN'T DO THAT THOUGH IF YOUR A LIAR AND A CHEAT.

JUST SO YOU KNOW... YOU LOOK LIKE A FOOL.

CHUCK COYLE = LIAR, CHEATER.

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