Policy II: Medical Control


USA Cycling has a zero-tolerance policy for doping in our sport. Fair play is paramount in maintaining the integrity of bicycle racing and the athletes who participate in it at any level and discipline. USA Cycling is committed to working with the United States Olympic Committee, the UCI, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to ensure a level playing field for all of our athletes.

Any USA Cycling member could be tested at any event and must adhere to all USADA and/or UCI anti-doping control procedures in effect at the event.

Section 1

USA Cycling has adopted and participates in the United States Anti-Doping Agency protocol for Olympic Movement testing (USADA protocol). The USADA protocol is incorporated herein by reference and shall prevail over any USA Cycling regulation to the contrary. Their medical control regulations shall apply to USA Cycling, its Associations, and all members, licensees, participants in races granted permits by USA Cycling, and organizations affiliated with USA Cycling. More information on or a copy of the USADA protocol can be obtained from USADA at (800) 233-0393 or www.usantidoping.org.

In addition, UCI anti-doping controls are organized at many USA Cycling events. Any member may be subject to UCI testing at such events.

Section 2. Prohibited Substances, Boosting, and Penalties

Part 1. Use of prohibited substances or procedures that is detected by USADA using their test procedures or by the UCI using their testing procedures and WADA-approved laboratories shall result in the same penalties.

Part 2. Penalties for infractions of any section of these regulations shall be those set forth in the UCI Regulations from time to time and imposed by USA Cycling. Please refer to www.usantidoping.org or www.uci.ch or the current UCI Regulations.

Part 3. Prohibited Practices. No rider may use the substances listed in the current UCI list of prohibited substances. See Table 1 for a list of the more common prohibited substances.  This list is not all inclusive and is subject to change at any time. For current substances contact USADA at (800) 233-0393.

Section 3. Testing Procedures

The testing protocol will be that of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

Section 4. Tests Results and Evidence

All testing and results will be the responsibility of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

Section 5. Disposition

Any investigation, prosecution, and hearings shall be the responsibility of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). USA Cycling shall impose any sanction from the adjudication process when permitted under the USADA protocol and in accordance with the UCI approved sanctions.


For answers to specific questions or more information on prohibited substances, please call the USADA Drug Hotline at 800-233-0393.

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