Anti-doping rule violation : Zanmare Terblanche

Cycling South Africa reports that Zanmare Terblanche has been found guilty of an anti-doping rule violation for the presence of Metandienone in an in-competition test conducted on 15 March 2015 at the Gauteng Track Cycling Championships.

Upon appeal against the decision of the independent tribunal which handed down a four year period of ineligibility, Ms. Terblanche had her period of ineligibility reduced to two years. Ms. Terblanche is therefore suspended and prohibited from competing in the sport of Cycling as well as in any other sport from 30 April 2015 to 29 April 2017. SAIDS has the right to appeal this matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. 

Cycling South Africa respects the independence of the SAIDS process and will respect 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 and extensive testing programmes. 

William Newman

President

Cycling South Africa