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    Endurolytes trigger positive doping test

    Neben, others sue Hammer Nutrition over contamination

    Mark Zalewski, North American Editor, Cyclingnews.com

    American cyclist Amber Neben, along with professional triathletes Rebekah Keat and Mike Vine, filed a lawsuit in a California district court last December against Hammer Nutrition, maker of Endurolytes. The lawsuit alleges that the product contained unlisted substances that caused all three plaintiffs to produce positive doping tests, and that further resulted in subsequent doping violations and sanctions.

    Court documents obtained by Cyclingnews state that each plaintiff took multiple capsules of the product Endurolytes before competing in events in which each subsequently tested positive for 19-norandrosterone, a metabolite of the banned steroid norandrostenedione found in urine. Arguing for the plaintiffs is Howard Jacobs, well known for his work with Floyd Landis' case as well as other professional athletes involved with doping violations.

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    Endurolytes ALLEGEDLY trigger positive doping test

    There, fixed that for you.

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    Couldn't they just test a group of people that's negative, give them some endurolytes and then test the group again in a controlled environment?

    Man, I guess I may have been doping in my past organized century rides!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveSANYYZ View Post
    Couldn't they just test a group of people that's negative, give them some endurolytes and then test the group again in a controlled environment?

    Man, I guess I may have been doping in my past organized century rides!
    Naw, that would never work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indolent58 View Post
    Naw, that would never work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrevorInSoCal View Post
    Endurolytes ALLEGEDLY trigger positive doping test

    There, fixed that for you.
    of course it's an allegation and it will remain so until a verdict is rendered; however, there has to be some basis for filing a complaint otherwise the action would be frivolous.

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    Triathlete Magazine has a good article on it.

    http://www.triathletemag.com/Departm..._Nutrition.htm

    Competitor Radio also has a full story on one of their podcasts. If you really want to geek out go to the slowtwitch forums. There is a massive thread on it.

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    I find it difficult to believe that after all this time, suddenly now this comes up. Thousands of professional athletes using the product for years and years.

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    I think I remember reading the same article, and it also stated that the Hammer supplied Endurolytes to the whole team that Neben was on. Everyone else on the team tested negative. Was her bottle the only one that was contaminated??? Only Amber knows for sure.

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