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Danish Cycling Union dismisses board member after he tests postive for 3 banned substances in veterans' race

DCU president expresses his shock at news and says governing body will continue to track down the cheats

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."



Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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