Adverse Analytical Finding – SA XCO Champs [July 2013]

Cycling South Africa reports that Philip Jansen van Vuuren returned an adverse analytical finding in an in-competition test conducted by the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) on 20 July 2013.

The sample was collected at the South African Mountain Bike Cross-Country Championships held on 20 July 2013, and confirmed the presence of the Anabolic Agent Clenbuterol.

Philip is therefore provisionally suspended with immediate effect from competing in any event. The SAIDS process will now take its course.

Cycling South Africa respects the independence of the SAIDS process and will respect the outcome. Cycling South Africa further reiterates its zero-tolerance approach to doping in sport. Cyclists are encouraged to visit the SAIDS website (www.drugfreesport.org.za) to familiarise themselves with all the issues regarding anti-doping.

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