Gran fondo cyclist Mikaël Gallego has been suspended for four years by the French Anti-Doping Agency (AFLD) after many banned substances were discovered in his urine when he won the 2018 Prise-Bastille – Taking of the Bastille – race in Grenoble, France.
Prior to testing positive, 2018 was a good year for Gallego as he placed 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 all detected in his urine.
In other words, his 40+ year old body was pumped full of performance enhancing drugs.
The AFLD Sanctions Committee suspend Gallego for four years beginning June 4, 2019 and he is prohibited from participating or organizing any sporting event.
His 2018 Taking of the Bastille victory was also nullified.
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