Genevieve Jeanson is a former Canadian cyclist who confessed to using EPO during her entire career, beginning as a teenager in 1998 until her early 20s when she tested positive for the drug in 2005. Although she initially denied cheating, she made a surprising confession during an interview with Canadian journalist Alain Gravel in his investigative report that aired on Enquête in 2007.
Jeanson all but vanished from the cycling scene after the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport handed her a lifetime ban, reduced to 10 years for cooperating in an investigation into her coach Andre Aubut and physician Maurice Duquette, both of whom received lifetime bans for administering EPO to Jeanson as a minor.
Eight years on, Jeanson resurfaced as a spectator at the World Championships in Richmond, Virginia, where she agreed to sit down with Cyclingnews’ Kirsten Frattini for an exclusive podcast discussion on September 27.
During this podcast, Jeanson describes meeting her coach Aubut when she was 13 and being introduced to EPO when she was 16. She also provides shocking details about the unhealthy relationship she had with Aubut, who was in his forties: describing it as verbally and physically abusive.
The seriousness of Jeanson’s allegations in the podcast prompted Cyclingnews to investigate her claims further, which included four follow-up interviews. To get the full story, we invite you to take the time to read the feature that goes along with this podcast, along with the follow-up interviews related to this story.
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