Tom Danielson (Cannondale-Garmin) announced Sunday night via Twitter that he has been informed by USADA that he tested positive for a synthetic steroid in an out-of-competition test on July 9.
Danielson was in Logan, Utah to defend his title at the Tour of Utah, which he’d won for the past two years.
Danielson continued on Twitter:
“I spoke with them and my team and I will have to sit out the Tour of Utah as I wait for the B sample as well as look into all the possible ways that could have produced this result.”
“I would never ever take anything like this especially after everything I have gone through the last years. This makes absolutely no sense.”
“I will now, as I wait for the B test, have the supplements I take, tested to see if this is what caused it.”
Slipstream Sports, owners of Team Cannondale-Garmin, issued the following statement:
Tom Danielson notified Slipstream Sports that he was informed by USADA that he has returned an adverse analytical A sample using carbon isotope testing. In accordance with Slipstream Sports’ zero tolerance anti-doping policy, he has been suspended from competition, effective immediately. He awaits the results his B sample. Slipstream respects and will adhere to the process of the anti-doping authorities and will not comment further.