Cycling: USADA: Utah cyclist Clinger suspended 2 years
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency says arbitrators have decided cyclist David Clinger should be suspended for two years after a positive doping test.
USADA says Thursday a urine sample collected July 30 tested positive for synthetic testosterone and the stimulant modafinil. The sample was taken after Clinger placed second in the road race at the USA Elite Road Nationals in Bend, Ore.
The 32-year-old from Sandy, Utah, had told the American Arbitration Association/Court of Arbitration for Sport that he took the substances under his doctor’s supervision, not to cheat.
Clinger’s period of ineligibility dates back to Sept. 3, when he accepted a provisional suspension. His competitive results since the USA Elite Road Nationals have been disqualified.