Cycling

Who needs to apply for a TUE in advance?

  National competition New Zealand representation
Criteria Athletes who compete in the Elite/Senior or Open Age categories at National Championship events (includes road, track, mountain bike and BMX championships). Does not include Under 19 age group. 

Athletes selected to compete at the elite level at a World Championship event (includes road, track, mountain bike and BMX). Does not include Under 19 age group. 

When to apply for a TUEIf you need to take medication that contains a prohibited substance or method, you must have a TUE in place one (1) week prior to the event start date and it should remain in place for the duration of the event (while you are still taking the medication).

If you need to take medication that contains a prohibited substance or method, you should apply for a TUE as soon as you are selected.  

The TUE should remain in place until the competition period or the pinnacle event for the current year has ended e.g. the final playoffs (while you are still taking the medication).   

Note: if you lose your place in the team due to injury or performance, you must have a TUE in place as you could still be drug tested during this time.

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