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USA Cycling introduces new committees for anti-doping and safety

Published April 19, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling has launched two new advisory committees that the organization said will support efforts to increase safety and ensure clean competition in American bike racing.

"The members of the new Safety and Anti-Doping Committees are volunteers from diverse backgrounds and are considered experts in their fields. They were chosen from a combined pool of more than 200 applicants and their role will be both to advise USA Cycling on actions to take and to evaluate the impact of those actions," USA Cycling said.

The Safety Committee is composed of 11 experts from the fields of medicine, data analysis, cycling event promotion and officiating, and competitive cycling. The initial focus of the group will be to gather and evaluate existing data on bike racing accidents and to establish a set of recommendations for USA Cycling based on any risk factors identified. The following individuals make up the Safety Committee:

  • Mark Alberg – Medicine of Cycling member, athletic trainer and coordinator for Tour of America's Dairyland
  • Dr. Grant Baldwin – Ph.D. specializing in injury prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Dr. Keith Borg – M.D. in emergency medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina, Race Director for multiple UCI events, including 2015 UCI Road World Championships
  • Dr. Steve Broglio – Medicine of Cycling* member, Ph.D. and ATC specializing in concussion studies at the University of Michigan
  • Dr. Mark Greve – Medicine of Cycling* member, M.D. in emergency medicine
  • Chuck Hodge – USA Cycling Technical Director
  • Ted King – Former professional cyclist, member of the Association of North American Professional Road Cyclists
  • Malcolm McCollam – Attorney, specialist in event management, Race Director for Tulsa Tough
  • Ruth Shapiro – Attorney specializing in risk management and loss prevention
  • Sallie Urffer – Race official, data analyst in the medical field
  • Laura van Gilder – Former professional and current Cat. 1 cyclist with 25 years of racing experience

The Anti-Doping Committee is composed of eight anti-doping experts, including several world leaders in the field. This group will help USA Cycling to determine how it can best reduce banned doping practices within amateur and professional cycling in America. The committee's focus will be to determine the optimal level of testing to cost-effectively create a credible deterrent, recommend what other actions USA Cycling can take to reduce doping (e.g., education) and evaluate the effectiveness of USA Cycling's anti-doping efforts over time. The following individuals make up the Anti-Doping Committee:

  • Dr. Paul Dimeo – Associate professor in the faculty of Health Sciences and Sport at the University of Stirling leading international anti-doping researcher
  • Dr. John Gleaves – Associate professor of kinesiology at California State University-Fullerton, doping research expert with a focus on ethics and cycling
  • Dr. Brendon Hale – Specialist in human performance and neuroscience, consultant to the Royal Health Awareness Society, race director for North Start Bicycle Festival
  • Dr. April Henning – Post-doctoral fellow in behavioral sciences, sociologist with a focus on doping's impact on amateur athletes
  • Oliveir de Hon –Scientific affairs manager for the National Anti-Doping Organization of the Netherlands
  • Uli Fluhme – Wall Street attorney, anti-doping activist, New York Gran Fondo Co-Founder
  • Dr. Kristen Keim – Clinical and sport psychologist, member of USOC Sport Psychology and Mental Training registry, specialist in psychology of cheating and doping
  • Jon Whiteman – USA Cycling risk protection manager

 

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