90-year-old American cyclist to be stripped of title for failing drug test

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Carl Grove, a 90-year-old cyclist, won the men’s 90-94 sprint race during the U.S. Masters Track National Championships last July. And for a man his age, that’s an incredible feat. Unfortunately for Grove, he recently tested positive for epitrenbolone. Because of the violation, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) will strip Grove of the record, according to BBC Sport..  

USADA released the following statement about Grove on its website Saturday:

“USADA announced today that Carl Grove, of Bristol, Ind., an athlete in the sport of cycling, has accepted a public warning for his anti-doping rule violations.”

“Grove, 90, tested positive for epitrenbolone, which is a metabolite of the prohibited substance trenbolone, as the result of an in-competition urine sample he provided on July 11, 2018 after setting a world record at the Masters Track National Championships. While investigating the source of his positive test, it was also determined that a supplement Grove was using prior to July 11, 2018 was contaminated with clomiphene.”

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