Chuck Coyle - Receives Sanction for Doping Violation

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


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 (, 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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posts beibg removed...

Two posts about coaching were removed.

One was about [removed] and one about [removed].

One of them employs an athlete who received a two year sanction for doping for a positive test and the other is a long time coach of a suspected doper and made an out of court settlement in regards to doping juniors while at usa cycling.

Is removing these posts continuing the problem of turning a blind eye to peds users and their supporters in the cycling community?

If we are outraged by doping we should be outraged by their supporters and the systems that support these athletes.

It is a system wide/community problem, until the system is cleaned it will not be fixed.

Athletes who dope and coaches who dope or support dopers by turning a blind eye should not be allowed to be a part of the racing community until they serve their penalty.

Reserve judgment

This is a tough one for everyone. Riders who competed against him are pissed, people that cheered for him are hurt. Chuck has long been a fixture in the local cycling community, and deserves the chance to heard before the term "asshole" gets tossed around and "jail time" is urged.
Chuck started with our club as a Cat 4, and I am disturbed as anyone by this. We should give him a chance to speak before passing judgment. It is Thanksgiving, and I am thankful to call Chuck a friend.

Love the sinner hate the sin.... but

I just read his response.... not falling for it! Teamates used his computer and criedit card? Come on Chuck... man up and tell us the truth... DON'T YOU THINK YOU OWE US THAT MUCH?

Disclose who they are... follow floyd example.. he said all that shit about lance and is he getting sued and Lance has tons of money and he's not sueing Floyd..what are they going to do sue you? they don't even have creidit cards how they going go after you? and for what? if your telling the truth...

And why would you just sign over your guilt? You are used to pain and suffering... why would you not fight this... why would you just roll over and admit guilt if your not? doesn't add up...