Cycling South Africa reports that veteran cyclist Hendrik Anderson (licence number: 14407) returned an adverse analytical finding in an in-competition test conducted by the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) on 25 October 2013 at the Cape Pioneer MTB event.
The analytical report confirmed the presence of the stimulant Phentermine in his urine sample. Following the hearing which was conducted by an Independent Tribunal on 29 May 2014, Mr. Anderson was found guilty and has received a two year ban from all sport effective from 28 January 2014 to 27 January 2016. Mr. Anderson has the right to appeal the decision.
Cycling South Africa respects the independence of the SAIDS process and respects the outcome. Cycling SA further reiterates its zero-tolerance approach to doping in sport and will continue working with SAIDS in the promotion of a drug-free sport via its awareness programmes and extensive testing.