Victorian Kade Mosig has become the fifth rider in the world to be provisionally suspended from Motocross/Supercross Competition under the WADA Code (at a guess).
On Social Media this afternoon Kade wrote the following “Sorry to inform everyone, unfortunately, I won’t be racing this weekend at Raymond Terrace, I have been provisionally Suspended from racing until further notice. This is an extremely difficult time for me. I want to apologise to all the people that support me.”
Under ASADA, the Australian regulator of WADA “Provisional Suspensions
In some circumstances, an athlete may be provisionally suspended by their sport during the anti-doping rule violation process.
Circumstances include the following.
- Athletes can be provisionally suspended if they return a positive result for their ‘A’ sample; some sports’ anti-doping policies make this suspension mandatory, some do not.
- Most sport anti-doping policies also allow the sport to provisionally suspend an athlete at its discretion, in consultation with ASADA.
- An athlete may be provisionally suspended when an infraction notice or equivalent has been issued by the sport: this may occur outside ASADA’s processes and is determined by the sport.
ASADA will not disclose any information about an athlete who has been provisionally suspended as this occurs during the anti-doping rule violation results management process. As a general rule, we will not publicly announce details about an alleged anti-doping rule violation until the process is concluded to ensure that the athlete or support person has their privacy protected while a matter is under review. There may be instances, prior to the conclusion of the process, where the ASADA CEO may respond to public comments attributed to the athlete, other person, or their representatives.” ASADA website.
Really what does this mean, Kade would have been contacted by ASADA that he had failed the ‘A’ Sample, he would also have been notified for what substance. What would be frustrating is that the WADA code is just testing for a positive, not like a drink driving test of .05, it would be like being pulled over and being disqualified from driving with a positive test to alcohol as an example. For the only rider to beat Dean Ferris for the year, the racing was starting to warm up in the MX Nationals especially the action at Conondale 1st July.
It will be a ‘hurry up and wait game’ for Kade and race fans, looking at what Cade Clason and Broc Tickle are going through at the moment with their provisional suspensions.