Del Bosco positive; Riffle national champion

Colorado Springs, CO (Nov. 5, 2004)The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced Friday that Chris Del Bosco of Vail, Colorado, an athlete in the sport of cycling, tested positive at the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships on September 26, 2004 in Mammoth Mountain, California.

Del Bosco tested positive for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a prohibited substance under World Anti-Doping Agency’s prohibited list. THC is listed as a “specified substance” under the rules. This substance is included in this category because it is less likely to be abused for doping purposes.

Del Bosco, 22, received a public warning for a first offense. In addition, he is disqualified from his first place finish at the event. Union Cycliste International is the international federation for the sport of cycling. USA Cycling is the national governing body for thesport in the United States and will carry out the sanction.

USADA is responsible for managing the testing and adjudication process for athletes in the U.S. Olympic Movement. USADA is equally dedicated to preserving the integrity of sport through research initiatives and educational programs.

Del Bosco, who won the pro men’s downhill event at the inaugural USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships in September, forfeits his national title.

As a result, Duncan Riffle (Santa Barbara, Calif.) has been awarded the national title.

USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships
Revised podium results from men’s pro downhill

1. Duncan Riffle
2. Henry O’Donnell
3. Rich Houseman
4. Curtis Keene
5. Justin Havukainen

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