Tauler Positive for Banned Substances
Toni Tauler, 36-year-old Spanish track cyclist and winner of the silver medal at the Beijing Olympics was tested for banned substances. The results came back as positive. The Spanish Cycling Federation facilitated the drug testing before the competition of the world championships in Ballerup, Denmark. This happened last March.
As with the guidelines of a first positive, a second analysis can be requested. Tauler took this chance of a B-sample testing. Spanish newspaper El Pais as well as sports newspaper AS revealed that the second testing will take effect as scheduled. The Spanish Cycling Federation chose not to comment on the said news item published.
At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Tauler took home the silver in the men’s Madison event, together with Joan Llaneras. The same category in Ballerup was where Tauler was supposed to compete with teammate Unai Elloriage but they were forced to withdraw and drop from the race.