Jani Brajkovic opens up about his and the pro peloton's eating disorders

08 August 2019 08:58
Janez 'Jani' Brajkovic has opened up about eating disorders in the pro peloton on his personal website, revealing that his positive test for the stimulant methylhexaneamine last season was due to it being an undisclosed ingredient in a meal replacement product he took while suffering from bulimia. Brajkovic was handed a 10-month ban by the UCI for testing positive for methylhexaneamine during the 2018 Tour of Croatia while racing for Continental team Adria Mobil, and he wrote about the incident – and eating orders among riders more generally – in a post titled 'Skeletons in the closet' on his website. "It's about a poor relationship with food – disordered eating, which became an eating disorder, bulimia," Brajkovic wrote, explaining the theme of his post.ADVERTISEMENT "It happened quickly and, before I knew it, I realised I was not in control anymore. It had me under control, no matter what. "Ironically it was not about the weight. I was always lean and, if needed, I could lose an extra kilo or two without a problem. I didn't know what was it about at the time, if not the weight. And I didn't know how to fix it." Regarding his positive test, Brajkovic explained that he informed the UCI of his eating disorder, but felt as though the governing body has not taken the issue seriously. A major problem in the peloton You can read more at Cyclingnews.com.readfullarticle

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