COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, Aug 12, 2011 (AFP) – US cyclist David Clinger was issued a lifetime doping ban by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) on Friday after testing positive during a random test while serving a prior doping ban.
Clinger, 34, tested positive for clenbuterol, an anabolic agent, during a sample collected last June 29 in an out-of-competition test.
The Utah-based road racing rider was nearing the end of what had been a two-year suspension for his first doping violation, a positive result for testosterone and modafinil in a sample collected in June of 2009.
Clinger, fourth in the road race at the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Canada, accepted responsibility for using clenbuterol for performance-enhancing purposes, USADA said.
The second violation prompted USADA to issue the lifetime competition ban, which began last Tuesday.