USA Cycling suspends two members
Colorado Springs, Colo. (Aug. 3, 2006) – Randall A. Broussard (Santa Monica, Calif.) and Scott Fonseca ( Sacramento, Calif.) have been suspended from USA Cycling in two separate incidents.
Broussard received a one-year suspension for physically assaulting another rider (violation of USCF rule 105, physical assault and unsportsmanlike conduct) at the San Fernando Criterium in June 2006. In accordance with his suspension, he has been barred from participating in any UCI or USA Cycling-sanctioned event in any capacity during the term of his suspension. Broussard’s suspension will end July 23, 2007.
Fonseca received a nine-month suspension for violation of USCF rules 105 (assault and unsportsmanlike conduct) for allegedly assaulting another rider at the District Criterium Championships in Vacaville, Calif. in July 2006, as well as abusing other riders physically and verbally over the last two years. As part of his suspension, Fonseca will not be allowed to participate in any UCI or USA Cycling-sanctioned events until April 6, 2007.
Both cases were investigated extensively and neither rider requested a hearing. In such cases, the disciplinary outcome is decided by USA Cycling after receiving the investigation results and a recommendation from the investigator.
USA Cycling maintains a zero-tolerance policy on physical and verbal abuse toward riders, officials or spectators. Anyone who engages in physical violence during or after an event will be punished accordingly.
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