Daryl Impey charged with doping

2014-07-02 13:04

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South African road cycling champion Daryl Impey has been charged with a doping offence, the SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport (Saids) has said.

The 30-year-old cyclist was tested in-competition during the time trials at the SA Road Cycling Championships in Durban on February 6.

Saids CEO Khalid Galant said Impey had been provisionally suspended from June 23 for testing positive for the prescription diuretic, Probenecid.

He will be afforded an opportunity to defend himself against the doping charge in front of an independent tribunal panel.

“The delay in making the announcement has been due to an extra confirmation analysis requirement, which is routine for banned substances of this nature,” said Galant.

“The unfortunate passing of a key staff member at the doping control laboratory in Bloemfontein in March 2014 also affected the standard turnaround time of presenting the final result of the samples from the SA Road Cycling Championships,” he said

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