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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Cheaters not just in cycling

Did you pay 100% of all income, state and witholding tax last year? The year before? Guess what? I didn't claim everything to code. I looked for any possible breaks I could find and I am sure that some were not straight up so I didn't have to pay as much tax as I should have. I cheated all of you who are straight up tax paying fools. Now go cry about it and tell me how righteous you all are. Get over it. People look for shortcuts and cheat in every facet of life. Chuck will pay the penalty so what's it to you. Does this really set you back and ruin your holiday? Your faith in all mankind? I love how everyone says he cheated them and blah, blah, blah. Go train. Enjoy racing. Worry about the things you can control. I know most of us don't use PED's but for god's sake, quit acting like you are all perfect humans who never cheat on anything.

Chuck coyle

The cheating point is right on: did he cheat only once? Did he use the drug? While we may all may wonder, no one but Chuck knows, and in some faucet we have all cheated: Likely not with drugs, but in some way, shape or form. Chuck has to accept the consequences handed to him, and we may not ever know the truth. This doesn't justify drugs or cheating, but let's all realize we aren't to point fingers and we don't know the whole many know yours or mine? All being said, he was, and I still do believe, a good guy who used poor judgement. If you called yourself a friend before Wed, than support him as a friend for his faults as well as strengths, and realize when a friend hurts, you should be there to help, not judge. after all, isn't this what most of us do in marriage and friendships most days?? We enter into a sport where some will always use an advantage....yet we compete anyhow and let's be proud of our own accomplishments in knowing we hopefully got there by doing our best. It's a shame his accomplishments likely without a drug will now be overshadowed...he has to handle that, not you or I.

you may be surprised, but...

Not everyone cheats. You can make all the excuses you want for Chuck, maybe it makes you feel better about the shortcuts you take. You may cheat, but that doesn't mean everyone else does. Not everyone cheats at taxes, checkers, love, or cycling (or whatever), and it is lame rationalizations such as yours that clouds the issue.

You need to read my original

You need to read my original post again if you think I am defending Chuck. What I am saying is that it is ridiculous the amount of judging going on when everyone, including you, cheat whether it is on a small scale or large scale. Chuck will now pay the penalty. Nothing cloudy there. I just get sick of all the righteousness doaled out on this topic. "I work, have a family, and train when I can only to get beat by cheaters". Give me a frickin break. I really think for most out there this just gives them/you an excuse as to why they got beat in the first place. In reality guys like Chuck racing clean are going to beat you anyway. OK Mr. Perfect?

Glad to know that somebody...

That somebody stops at all stop signs.... on their bike!

I'm also glad to know that a person's character means a lot today when judging a situation

I'm also glad to see it is easy to accuse someone of doping when they never failed a test.

I'm glad that some cyclist obey the laws of the road.

I'm glad that we have found the next "Mayor of Boulder"