Welcome back to another edition of Pro Log . It’s been a while after a hiatus for the Giro d’Italia rest day recaps , but normal service has resumed. The Critérium du Dauphiné is currently ongoing and I think a lot of us enjoyed seeing Julian Alaphilippe (Soudal-QuickStep) win the second stage into La Chaise-Dieu. 1. Shari Bossuyt tests positive for Letrozole
Shari Bossuyt returned a positive test for Letrozole during the Tour de Normandie Féminin in March and has been made provisionally ‘non-active’ by her Canyon-SRAM team. In a press conference on Monday, Bossuyt said she would prove she is ‘not a cheater’ and that this is an issue of contamination.
Letrozole can be used to treat breast cancer and is a banned drug on the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List due to its potential use with anabolic steroids to avoid adverse effects and/or boost testosterone production. Belgian cyclocross rider Toon Aerts also tested positive for Letrozole in an out-of-competition sample in 2022 and claims it was due to contamination. He faces a two-year suspension. pic.twitter.com/iWTlodms17 — Aerts Toon (@ToAerts) June 4, 2023 Aerts tweeted his support for Bossuyt, saying, ‘We are one year on, I’m still deep in misery, and unfortunately there is another case. I can imagine so well what Shari is going through now. This shouldn’t happen. Another athlete, who is also human, who will go through a deep valley with her whole family.’
Canyon-SRAM stated they have a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to doping and will […]