By all accounts, is the analgesic preparation Tramadol widely used in the sport, where it is used as a performance-enhancer, since it simply increases the rate of a rider's pain threshold.
Now, it should, however, be the end of to use Tramadol in competition. From 1. march – at the same time with the World The european sæsondebut – cost it is expensive to use the potentially addictive preparation, when to start in any race, regardless of discipline.
happens, for health and safety reasons, as the medication is drowsiness and, therefore, can lead to a crash in the field. It establishes the international cykleunion, the UCI, in a press release Tuesday.
Test for Tramadol will be carried out immediately before or after the races, where the selected riders will get tapped a drop of blood from a finger. Refuse a rider to let themselves test, will be perceived as a positive test.
There is no limit, which means that even the smallest traces of Tramadol leading to penalty. It is expected to take four-five days to analyze a Tramadol test.
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the Penalty is in the first instance, to disqualification from the race, where the sample is taken, and a fine. Runs rider on a UCI-registered team, is the fine of 5,000 swiss francs, approximately 33,000 dollars. He runs on a team that is not registered in the UCI, is the fine of 1,000 swiss francs.
Felled the rider later in the new, he or she gets quarantined for five months. Any positive Tramadol test will also result in a quarantine of nine months.
the teams may have to pay. It happens, if two riders from the same UCI-registered teams, within one year, tested positive for Tramadol. It will cause their team to a fine of 10,000 swiss francs, about the 66,000 dollars.
another rider from the team harvested in the same period, the team may be suspended for a period of minimum one month and maximum one year.
the Use of Tramadol has been monitored by the world anti-doping agency, WADA, ago 2012. The drug is not on WADA's list of banned substances, even though the agency has demonstrated its frequent use in the sport.
the Monitoring has shown that 4.4% of the tests, the cyclists delivered in 2017, contained traces of Tramadol, while 68 percent of urine samples containing Tramadol, which was collected in 35 olympic sports, belonged to the cyclists.
Tramadol was in cykelsportskredse known as riders in 2017 told of widespread drug use on Team Sky and the british national team. It was a committee set up by the british parliament to recommend WADA to impose a ban on the Tramadol.
It has not happened, but now take the UCI therefore the matter into their own hands and fulfills thus a promise from the president David Lappartient, who has been in the post since 2017.
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