Gran fondo cyclist Mikaël Gallego, 40, has been suspended for four years by the French Anti-Doping Agency (AFLD) after many banned substances were discovered in his urine after he won the 2018 Prise-Bastille – Taking of the Bastille – race in Grenoble, France.
Prior to testing positive Gallego was having a good season, placing 2nd at both la Vaujany Gran Fondo and Trophée de l’Oisans Gran Fondo.
According to the AFLD report just published, corticosteroids (prednisone and prednisolone), morphine and exogenous testosterone were detected in the anti-doping urine sample he provided.
In other words, his body was chock-full of performance enhancing drugs banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
The AFLD Sanctions Committee suspend Gallego from participating in or organizing any cycling event for four years beginning 4 June 2019. His 2018 Taking of the Bastille victory was also nullified.