Cycling South Africa reports that veteran cyclist Chad Short returned an adverse analytical finding in an in-competition test conducted by the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) on 2 May 2014 at the South African Track Cycling Championships. The analytical report confirmed the presence of the stimulant Methylhexaneamine in his urine sample.
Mr. Short acknowledged having inadvertently ingested the specified substance and waived his right to a hearing. Mr. Short has been found guilty by SAIDS and has received a two year ban from all sport effective from 2 May 2014 to 1 May 2016.
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.
All cyclists are urged to avail themselves of all the resources available to them to ensure a drug-free career in sport. In addition, all cyclists are advised to exercise extreme caution at all times with regards to any food and/or medical products they may come into contact with.