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Anthony West fails drug test

Moto2 rider Anthony West has been stripped of his Le Mans seventh place from earlier in the season and banned from competition for one month after a drugs sample he gave after the French round was found to contain a banned substance. He was found to have methylhexaneamine in his system, a substance banned under the FIM Anti-Doping Code, but commonly...

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clarkson2197fsworldcouk

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Judge and Jury

Of course he is guilty

Why did we send him there in the first place all those years ago

my lord

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tobyj

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tobyj says:

Jeez, Clarky.

Ant looks well for his age.

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The last lot went in 1867/68 !!

 

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luke 7R

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luke 7R says:

I don’t mean to be funny but look at his face on the pic, he’s clearly a stoner (not the boring twat kind) and if he wants a few lines before a race why not, it’s the bike doing the work not him.

A note to yourself Ant, if someone offers you a line of white powder telling you it’s nasal spray without the applicator don’t believe them!

 

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polhouse

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polhouse says:

He is lucky

A major league baseball player has just been banned for 50 games for the same substance, so West should think himself lucky he is not banned for the next year and had his recent podiums stripped from him.  Even though the effects are not much more than a cup of strong coffee, it is on the banned list.  Sports people need to take responsibility for what the stick down their throats, evn if it is not on the ingredients list of the waste of money sports supplements they use.

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remstein

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remstein says:

Whilst i dont believe that westy took this to enhance his performance, its so easy to check the banned substance list and see whats on there, im sick to death of sports people getting caught out and then pleading ignorance, there really is no excuse, you check the nasal spray against the list and if something's in it thats banned you use something else it aint rocket science.

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Richard1967

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Richard1967 says:

Westy

Blokes off his tits look at him.

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aquarius

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aquarius says:

ANT WEST & Methylhexanamine:-

Where would MCN be without its usual judgmental, simplistic, shallow & stupid posters? Let’s get a few facts into perspective here before anyone slags Ant West off further, or hangs him for something that they patently fail to begin to comprehend or even understand ...
 

The actual substance that West has been punished for is very commonly found in various sports-nutrition drinks, powders & dietary supplements. Problem is – the vast majority of these “sports” potions DO NOT specify that methylhexaneamine is an active ingredient - or even that it is present.

It is therefore in far wider & varied use than simply as the Eli Lilley Company patented & trademarked, Forthane “nasal decongestant”.
Accordingly, if it isn’t even possible to check what one is ingesting & might show-up in any urine test – let’s drop all this, “he should have known” shit, OK? There but for the grace of God, goes a whole heap of others ...

For the same reason, the FIM is guilty of a vast overreach here. I for one hope West appeals for the sake of both himself & any others who may get inadvertently caught-out.
 

Whatever benefit - albeit uber-scanty or ultra-mild - that West has derived from this – let’s not confuse it with anything like EPO, HGH or methamphetamines & the host of “goodies” that Tour De France riders et al have often been caught using. It isn’t anywhere near being in the same league. These guys have found to very occasionally have some tiny flecks of urine in there - along with everything else!
 

Cheers
 

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Hedgehog5

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Hedgehog5 says:

The flip side of that Aquarius is that as a sportsperson, you take something without knowing what's in it & you take a risk... it's a calculated risk... what should go through his mind is "what's in it?" & "what is the likelyhood of me being caught for what may be in it?"... he took the risk & got caught. He, & many others may have taken that risk many times before & either not had a problem or not been caught.

They've been fairly lenient but it's enough to show the outside world that they are still checking, in the light of the scandals in other sports... & he may still win if he appeals.

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

Aquarius

You're jumping to the conclusion that this DDMA junk was somehow consumed 'innocently'. Even if this was the case as Hedgy and myself have pointed out West has a duty to himself, his team and the sport to know about this stuff. Dumb.

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BlackCountryBullock

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Gobert ...

... West isn't the first Australian racer to be found guilty of drug abuse - will he be the last?

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