California State University Fullerton Professor John Gleaves, PhD is an expert in sports doping, specifically cycling doping. A member of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Working Group on Doping Prevalence, USA Cycling’s Anti-Doping Advisory Board and author of Doping in Cycling: Interdisciplinary Perspectives Gleaves can now add convicted amateur doper to his resume.
The 37-year amateur cyclist tested positive for multiple banned substances, oxandrolone and clomiphene, at the USA Amateur Track National Championships on August 31, 2019. These substances are on the World Anti Doping Agency banned substance list and prohibited at all times.
Oxandrolone is anabolic steroid known to get rid of fat while increasing muscle mass. Clomiphene is used to treat infertility in women, but nefarious male athletes use it to trick the body into producing testosterone.
US Anti Doping Agency found Gleaves guilty of doping and issued a 4-year ban, ending August 31, 2023, prohibiting him from participating in sport at any level.
After being hired as an expert doping witness by Lance Armstrong’s legal team in 2015 to testify on widespread doping in professional cycling, Gleaves started racing as an amateur cyclist for Southern California’s Team Velocity.
Gleaves’s race history shows he was is an infrequent amateur category 3 racer, only racing a few times each year with mid-pack results at best. His top result in 5 years of racing is 6th place out of 26 riders at the Ontario Easter Sunday Criterium in 2019.