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Houseman suspended over THC positive

Gary Houseman, who won the rain-soaked UCI World Cup downhill July 12 at Grouse Mountain, British Columbia, has accepted a one-year suspension after testing positive for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) at that race, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced Friday. THC, a metabolite of marijuana, is a prohibited substance under UCI regulations. The suspension for the 23-year-old ITS-Santa Cruz rider, from Temecula, California, began on July 12. All results that occurred on or after that date – including his Grouse Mountain downhill win – are declared invalid. Houseman also was fined 2,000

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Houseman racing at Grouse Mountain

Houseman racing at Grouse Mountain

Photo: Mark Dawson (file photo)

Gary Houseman, who won the rain-soaked UCI World Cup downhill July 12 at Grouse Mountain, British Columbia, has accepted a one-year suspension after testing positive for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) at that race, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced Friday.

THC, a metabolite of marijuana, is a prohibited substance under UCI regulations.

The suspension for the 23-year-old ITS-Santa Cruz rider, from Temecula, California, began on July 12. All results that occurred on or after that date – including his Grouse Mountain downhill win – are declared invalid.

Houseman also was fined 2,000 Swiss francs.