450SX privateer Cade Clason has been hit with a provisional suspension following a failed FIM Anti-doping test.
He’s the first Supercross athlete since James Stewart to fall foul of WADA.
Clason wasn’t the only rider tested. Nine other Supercross athletes were also tested at the East Rutherford, New Jersey round on April 29, 2017.
The list of SX riders tested are:
- ANDERSON Jason American NO AAF
- BAGGETT, Blake American NO AAF
- BARCIA Justin American NO AAF
- CLASON Cade American AAF
- DUNGEY Ryan American NO AAF
- MILLSAPS David American NO AAF
- MUSQUIN Marvin French NO AAF
- STEWART Malcolm American NO AAF
- TOMAC Elijah American NO AAF
- WEIMER Jake American NO AAF
The FIM announced that no prohibited substances or their metabolites, or markers, or the use of prohibited methods were found in the tested samples apart from Cade Clason’s sample, which tested positive for amphetamine.
You can read the press release below.
The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) has advised US Supercross rider Cade Clason that he is provisionally suspended pursuant to Article 7.9 of the FIM Anti-doping Code.
The decision to provisionally suspend Mr Clason was mandatory following the receipt of a report from the WADA accredited laboratory in Cologne indicating an Adverse Analytical Finding of Amphetamine, a non-specified substance under Section 6 (Stimulants) of the 2017 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 East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA, on 29 April 2017.
Mr Clason has the right to request and attend the analysis of his B sample. Mr Cade Clason is provisionally suspended with effect from 21 June 2017. He is therefore barred from participating in any Sports competition until further notice (Art. 10.12 of the FIM Anti-doping Code).
Under Article 188.8.131.52 of the FIM Anti-doping Code, Mr. Clason 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.