MCCANN David < Back  
Sport Cycling - Road, Cycling - Track
CGA Northern Ireland   
Gender Men
Born 17 Mar 1973 in Belfast, NIR
Height1.89 m
Weight 73 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Languages English
Higher education Queens University: Belfast, NIR
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up cycling at age 23.
Why this sport? "When I was 23 I took what was supposed to be a six month sabbatical from work to cycle across the USA from Florida to California. But I never went back."
Club / Team RTS Racing Team: Chinese Taipei
Name of coach WuZai Zo [sports director], Lin Wen Chin [sports director]
General Interest
Hobbies Playing the guitar. (NOC, 11 Aug 2000)
Other information DRUGS SUSPENSION
He was banned from competition for six months after failing a drug test at the 2002 Tour of Austria. The test found him to have elevated levels of Norandrosterone, a subsequent analysis of his B sample confirmed the substance was in his system and he was handed the ban as well as a 2000 Swiss francs fine. He maintained he did not knowingly ingest an outlawed substance and the length of the ban [the minimum] reflected the fact that he was not suspected of intentionally doping. He returned to competition in May 2003. (bbc.co.uk, 06 Sep 2002)

RETIREMENT
He will retire at the end of the 2012 season. (irishprocycling.com, 14 Mar 2012)