Broc Tickle Provisionally Suspended

Cycle News Staff | April 13, 2018

Broc Tickle Provisionally SuspendedBroc Tickle, of the Red Bull KTM Team, has been “provisionally suspended” from further competition resulting from an anti-doping test conducted by the FIM that he took at the San Diego Supercross earlier this year. The FIM issued a release, Friday, April 13, announcing his suspension. Pending the outcome of a presumed appeal, Tickle could be banned from racing for up to four years. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) found 5-methylhexan-2-amine in his system.

Broc Tickle Provisionally Suspended

Broc Tickle Provisionally Suspended
Broc Tickle has been provisionally banned from racing having failed an anti-doping test that was taken at the San Diego Supercross earlier this year.

The FIM-issued release reads:

The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) has advised US Supercross rider Broc Tickle that he is provisionally suspended pursuant to Article 7.9 of the FIM Anti-doping Code. The decision to provisionally suspend Mr. Tickle was taken following the receipt of a report from the WADA accredited laboratory in Cologne indicating an Adverse Analytical Finding of 5-methylhexan-2-amine, a specified substance under Section 6 (Stimulants) of the 2018 FIM Prohibited List, in a urine sample collected from him at an in-competition test carried out by the FIM at the round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship held in San Diego, California, USA, on 10 February 2018.

Mr. Tickle has the right to request and attend the analysis of his B sample.

Mr. Broc Tickle is provisionally suspended with effect from 14 April 2018. He is therefore barred from participating in any Sports competition until further notice (Art. 10.12 of the FIM Anti-doping Code). Under Article 7.9.3.2 of the FIM Anti-doping Code, Mr. Tickle may request lifting of his provisional suspension.

Under the World Anti-Doping Code and the FIM Anti-Doping Code, the FIM is unable to provide any additional information at this time.

Broc Tickle Provisionally Suspended

Methylhexan is stimulant that was added to WADA’s list of prohibited drugs in 2009. It was a common chemical found in nasal decongestant but was voluntarily withdrawn from the market in 1983.

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