The Danmarks Cykle Union (DCU), the governing body for cycling in Denmark, has dismissed one of its board members for doping after he tested positive for three prohibited substances during a veterans’ race in June.
A statement from the DCU, quoted on Yahoo! Eurosport, read: "On June 30, veteran cyclist Soren Svenningsen tested positive in a doping test in a Danish H40 race. The sample showed traces of two different glucocorticoids and testosterone."
The DCU confirmed that the 47-year-old, former owner of the defunct Capinordic cycling team, would be leaving its board with immediate effect and would also be vacating his position as chair of the Holte Cycling Club.
"I am deeply shocked to have received the news of Soren Svenningsen's positive drug tests,” commented DCU president Tom Lund. “We stand for a clear and consistent doping position in the DCU.
"That a leader in Danish cycling who is also a board member of DCU tested positive, and thus breaks our trust, is inexcusable.
"As president of DCU, I would like to emphasise that our anti-doping line will continue to be sharp and consistent, and we will continue to hunt down cheats."