The amateur cyclist and writer Andrew Tilin received a 2-year ban. United States Anti-Doping Agency banned this person after he had admitted taking steroids for legal hormone replacement therapy. The admitting was made by the cyclist in own book which will be soon probably published. The title is following: “The Doper Next Door: My Strange and Scandalous Year on Performance-Enhancing Drugs” .
this book presents individual experiences of many individuals who used drugs that have performance-enhancing effects.
Thus, Tilin applied the steroid testosterone for hormone replacement therapy. It is quite clear. Actually, it is not yet clear whether this person has noticed about individual experience linked with other products which increase performance.
Andrew Tilin wants to comprehend and describe in his book why persons dope. He notes the motivations of various individuals. Do these preparations help really? These medications are quite controversial; the explanations related to these drugs are also controversial. Since many users do not like saying about their usage, a lot of answers on questions about doping remain unopened.
Andrew Tilin has been obviously changed due to intake of the steroid testosterone. He has become much more powerful but more aggressive. This person had to worry about his health and about the methods to lie, being an amateur cyclist. Thus, Andrew Tilin became to be involved in the doping subculture.
Writing his book, this journalist desired to explain that steroids are unsafe and have many unexpected results. Numerous sportspersons that have administrated controlled products criticize Tilin. One of critics is Joe Papp, a former American cyclist. This person was caught distributing and administrating certain performance-enhancing drugs. He didn’t admit taking banned preparations willingly; he was caught due to an investigation. His professional and personal life was destroyed because of these banned drugs. Joe Papp wrote about Tilin that he had been doped for a year intentionally. Papp noticed that Tilin had known that the steroid testosterone was banned but he had taken it. Then he wrote that these preparations caused unexpected reactions in users. According to Joe Papp, Andrew Tilin had to be banned for four years.
Andrew Tilin’s ban began in March 2011.