Lifetime ban for Dickey

Sep 10
2010
Filed in: Race news, Superweek,


Comments (23)

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.

Comments

1.

Sep 10
2010

12:21 pm

John Wilke

Well, he had a long career. Time to move on I guess.

2.

Sep 10
2010

4:02 pm

thesuperrookie (Grumpy's/LGR)

Long live Dewey Dickey!

A legend in the Midwest.

3.

Sep 10
2010

8:43 pm

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

sucks when it happens to a genuinely nice guy

4.

Sep 10
2010

9:37 pm

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

EPO in an amateur race..yikes! Makes the weed and DHEA (which we all know is not performance enhancing) seem kinda small.

5.

Sep 11
2010

7:03 am

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

That like saying the guy who just stole from you is a “nice” guy, he made the decision to cheat, twice… so in my book he is a twice caught thief. And as far as Crater is concerned, maybe that is why he is listed as a “former” pro, real professionals act as such. What a class act these guys are for the juniors coming up through the ranks… disgusting.

6.

Sep 11
2010

11:11 am

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (Comma VanWagner_Pony Shop)

haha ‘professional’ Athletes…recreational drugs, late-night rabble-rousing, etc-see: Tom Boonen, Andy Schleck, Stu O’Grady, et al…for some recent examples of ‘pro’ behavior!

That EPO must be some powerful juice for DD to turn back to it again after being busted already.  Lame to do so ever.  Lame x2 to do it for masters racing.  Wouldn’t any victory feel hollow?

7.

Sep 11
2010

12:27 pm

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

I was always glad to see Dewey Dickey turn up. You knew you were going to see a real race when Dewey was in the field.

This guy writes it better than I can
http://13mph.blogspot.com/2010/05/why.html

The EPO thing is weird. He was never busted for it before and no specifics are given about this EPO violation. Anyone shed any light on this?

http://www.usada.org/files/active/resources/press_releases/Press Release - Dickey - September 2010.pdf

8.

Sep 11
2010

12:44 pm

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

thanks for the PR Dead. And yes, the EPO thing is very vague and the first time I have ever seen it with regard to this violation.
For all of you that just haul off base judgement with a blip of what you read I’ll just say this, there is more to Dewey’s story than what the USADA press release puts out there. Not saying he’s innocent or he’s guilty, I’m in no position to do that and that is not my job. What I do know is that he will be missed, regardless of your opinion.

9.

Sep 15
2010

8:23 am

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

superrookie: All hail the legend… Oops, I mean cheater… Are you kidding?

Velodoc: You make it seem like it “happening” was something imposed on him… He made a choice to lie and cheat. His situation is not vague. USADA does not really do vague…He was a customer of Joe Papp and is most likely using TUE situation to get support from his midwest fanboys and minimize his shame. Your responses so frustrate me I want to punch the wall!

Dude… I mean dude… really?

Hey, I’m a nice guy. How bout you guys give me a 60 second head start this Sunday? :)

10.

Sep 15
2010

9:04 am

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

aaaannnd…..everyone is entitled to their OPINION. So punch away!

11.

Sep 15
2010

11:31 am

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (ISCorp Cycling Team)

People must understand that we juniors have never looked up to DD or Crater.  Sure I was excited when I first raced against them, but the riders/people we look to are the ones who care about us, spend their time with us, and treat us as athletes.  It takes a lot more than results to gain respect from juniors, and that needs to be realized. 

-James Bird

12.

Sep 15
2010

2:51 pm

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (IsCorp)

I second Bird’s statement. Respect has little to do with race results. Between genetics, dope and luck, I find them to be somewhat irrelevant. Instead, it’s character that counts. I respect people like Lowell Kellogg (IsCorp/Hobby Racer)—who is no longer super duper fast—over most of the guys winning the 1/2s. He’s the one waking up early to drive juniors to the races and helping out everyone who needs it and asks. (Just expect a your mom joke in return.)

Scott Rosenfield
prowanker.blogspot.com

13.

Sep 16
2010

12:06 pm

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (Project 5)

Excellent comments by the young ‘uns that show the need to keep giving back to the sport…

Jim

14.

Sep 16
2010

7:21 pm

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (Burnham Racing)

On Joe Papp’s list.  Buh-bye.

15.

Sep 16
2010

8:02 pm

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (Burnham Racing)

Dewey’s non-confession confession
http://www.mcf.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2099

16.

Sep 16
2010

8:34 pm

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Matt,

  Heck of a link. Glad I read it. Why is he still beating around the bush? It’s over. It’s interesting how I personally classify the cheaters when they are caught. For some odd reason, the straight talk from guys like David Millar or Adam Bergman make it easier for me welcome them back once they serve their time. On the other hand, the ones who deny even though they were caught, like your Tyler Hamiltons and Dewey Dickeys need to be shown the door.

Oh, btw Dewey, I would have still smoked you at Iowa City even if I had worked. The rules (team) didn’t allow for that. When I saw your picture in the paper pointing to yourself as you took second (as if you deserved it), I felt stupid that I voluntarily switched 1st for 2nd money with you. Character counts.

17.

Sep 17
2010

6:05 am

Spartacus (Team Beer'd)

And the confessions start: Chodroff now formally of Jelly Belly
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/chodroff-admits-to-epo-purchase-and-use

18.

Sep 17
2010

8:48 am

Tim Speciale (Enzo's Racing)

I’ve stayed out of this one, but…

“Why is he still beating around the bush?”

How is that beating around the bush? It’s pretty clear to me.

19.

Sep 17
2010

9:01 am

Matt R (Rhythm Racing)

If you aren’t following Joe Papp on twitter, I highly recommend it.  Total slimeball, but entertaining nonetheless.

http://twitter.com/joepabike

20.

Sep 17
2010

7:49 pm

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Matt r +1… I saw the term “douchebag” used many times about him in a velonews forum. Cyclingnews is reporting up to 187 athletes internationaly are being looked at bc of involvement with this guy. Hopefully, Dickey is the only midwest rider. I doubt it though. I would hate to be Papp or those guilty riders right now.
Juniors, you should be applauded for your great outlooks on this topic.

21.

Sep 18
2010

11:39 am

zens (Rhythm Racing)

Jonathan Chodroff was suspended for EPO use dating back to 2007. According to his results he was a Cat 3 at the time.

http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/09/news/usada-suspends-chodroff-for-two-years-for-epo-possession_141059

http://www.usacycling.org/results/index.php?compid=230448

22.

Sep 18
2010

12:27 pm

Liam.Donoghue (Natural Grocers)

Looks like he won the Fitchburg Longsjo stage race in 2007 as a Cat 3. Back in ‘08, I myself was thinking about taking a bunch of EPO to win the Cat 4 Joe Martin Stage Race, but then I realized I wasn’t a complete F-ing moron.

23.

Sep 18
2010

10:16 pm

Tim Speciale (Enzo's Racing)

If any of my fellow cat 3’s are spending money on PED’s…hmmm…well, this is where I would usually insert a punchline but I think punchline is the setup.

 

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