Tom Danielson Tests Positive for PEDs

Rider denies wrongdoing

Tom Danielson tested positive for synthetic testosterone before racing the Tour of Utah. (Wikimedia Commons)
23 Juillet 2011

Cannondale Garmin cyclist Tom Danielson tested positive for synthetic testosterone, a banned PED, in an out-of-competition test, according to a post on his personal Twitter account.

The Cannondale team confirmed the result in a statement, according to Cyclingnews. He was scheduled to race the Tour of Utah, which started today, but he will be forced to sit it out while a backup sample is tested to confirm the result. 

Danielson denied that he had used PEDs in a series of posts on Twitter. “I would never ever take anything like this,” he said, ”especially after everything I have gone through the last years.” He had previously admitted to blood doping during the USADA investigation of Lance Armstrong and served a six-month ban. 

Danielson faces a lifetime ban if his B sample tests positive.

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