Lifetime ban for Dickey

Sep 10
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VeloNews reports that Dewey Dickey (Mercy-Specialized) has accepted a lifetime ban effective Sept. 1 for testing positive for EPO and for refusing a test in May, as previously reported.

He must forfeit all results and prizes back to April 2, 2007, which VeloNews says is when he first violated anti-doping rules. According to Dickey, however, he had a three-year therapeutic use exemption effective from 2006. It’s unclear how the 2007 violation squares with his TUEs.

Dickey had more than a dozen wins in the past four seasons, including a masters race at this year’s Superweek.


Update: This VeloNews story sheds a little more light on the situation.

Update: Dickey starts to admit things.