Two Riders Fail FIM Drug Tests

Paul Carruthers | September 12, 2001

According to a press release issued today by the FIM, two 500cc Grand Prix motocross racers have been found to be “not in accordance with the rules of the FIM Anti-Doping Code.”

The racers, Italian Andrea Bartoloni and Dutchman Gert-Jan Van Doorn, were tested at the Swiss Grand Prix on August 12. Both failed the tests, according to the FIM.

“The sample of Mr. Bartolini contains a concentration of 45 ng/ml of nandrolone (anabolic steroid), and the one of Mr Van Doorn contains amfepramone (stimulant, derivative of amphetamine),” the FIM release states. “Both products are sanctioned by Art. 10.3, Prohibited Classes of Substances. Mr. Bartolini asked for a counter-test with the B sample, which confirmed the results of the A sample (45,1 ng/ml). Mr Van Doorn did not ask for a counter-test. Both cases will be judged within a few days by the International Jury, who is entitled either to take a decision or refer the case to the International Disciplinary Court.”

Paul Carruthers | Editor

Paul Carruthers took over as the editor of Cycle News in 1993 after serving as associate editor since starting his career at the publication in 1985. Carruthers has covered every facet of the sport in his near-28-year tenure at America's Daily Motorcycle News Source.