Doping is not only prevalent in the professional scene, but also in the amateur ranks. French rider André Faye (ESM Gonfreville l'Orcher) was suspended for three years. He tested positive at the Circuit des Plages Vendéennes in February, reported velo-101. Initially, he was a no-show for the control, but claimed the was not informed in a timely manner. He voluntarily provided a sample the next day, but his urine revealed 19-Norandrostérone, a muscle-mass stimulant.
The 32 year-old will likely see his career at this way. He claimed that he bought a food supplement in Belgium to help with recuperation, but he certainly did not want to cheat. He will bring the supplier to court, claiming that the product contained other substances than advertised.