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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Simple solution - Just take a polygraph if you speak the truth.

Hey all you falsely accused dopers, just take a legitimate polygraph test and pass it. I do not know of a single one of you that ever has. However, most law enforcement will dismiss or never bring charges if you pass. They cost about $400 in the Denver area. If you fail, just never release the results (no worry about a "false positive". You have nothing to loose and everything to gain. The results are not admissible in courts, but "who cares," it would go far in saving your reputation.

Gosh .... I wonder why you never hear about this happening?

I am speaking from real world experience as a criminal defense attorney, wherein I had felony sexual assault charges dismissed against a client when he passed, even though the alleged victim identified him from a photo lineup.

This is a very interesting a

This is a very interesting a complex story right? No, not at all! If someone purchases doping products and is caught, they are using or supplying the drugs to other riders. Why is is it that local community is so supportive just because we line up against this guy?
Dopersuck - posted "speech less" but they sure are quick to bag on everyone else accused of doping. Uh oh, now one of your buddies is in trouble... But two days prior you ripped on the guy from Michigan for his use of PED's.
I am disgusted by this story. 99% of us that keep up with 303 cycling, race local ACA races with no prize money, when we do line up at a UCI event we get dropped or even better lapped. I just hope that Chuck has the integrity to return his CO State Champ Jersey, and pass it along to the second place rider.

Nobody Wins

This whole things sucks. Chuck is, as everyone says, one of the nicest guys you will ever race. I enjoyed racing agains Coyle and I enjoyed riding with him. This news really put a damper on my holiday.

I am really starting to question whether I would ever want my kids in this sport. Even if they stay clean, how many others are. News like this comes out and it just puts cycling in a new light.

Nobody wins in with doping. Cycling is damaged, the rider is damaged, and everyone who raced against them is damaged. I am not sure I can hold out long enough for the sport to be clean.

shut up

To all those that are butt-hurt over this whole ordeal,

Quite your stupid, petty, bitching. If I read another comment saying "I work so hard to get 28th place in a race blah blah blah waaaaa waaaa waaaaa" I'm going to pound a nail into my temple and be done with it. Who cares if he's doping or not. And instead of bitching about it why don't you get your stupid asses out for a ride, its beautiful today.


Dear Anonymous

Let's keep this civil Anonymous, I mean really? How can you spew such hate filled words? Maybe you need to readjust your pink satin panties into a more comfortable position. Or, as an alternative to the pantie adjustment, just unclench your sphincter for a few seconds. Come on Anonymous, take a breather from being such a bitch.

ok. civil it is... question? why would you say

"who cares if he's doping or not?" to me that's something a moron would say or wanker... or a fellow doper..... and I was just quoting you sir with the Moron and wanker remarks.

And yes I'm a bitch, cycling seems to need one... why doesn't it piss you off that so many cyclist dope? how would you feel if you race agaisnt all these dopers? And there's more than just Chuck and his teamates... he's the only one who got caught... think of all the ones who don't...

I don't like it because I have kids I bring into the sport and just about the only press that comes out about cycling is about dopers... This is very concerning to me... seems like racing and doping go hand in hand and I think it's a shame.

So when someone makes a statement like "who cares if he's doping or not?" well I do.


When I line up for a race I am only looking to do my personal best. I could care less if the guy next to me is doping. Focus on yourself and not the guy next to you...and quit being such a bitch.