An Adelaide doctor who had harboured ambitions of cycling for Australia was yesterday suspended from the sport for two years after testing positive for anabolic steroids.
The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority conducted an in-competition test on Steve Sabine in April, 2009 at the South Australian Criterium Championships.
The sample returned a positive test for the testosterone which is classed as an anabolic steroid and is banned both in and out of competition.
Sabine, who is listed as a general doctor at Adelaide’s Surgical Obesity Clinic, had also tested positive to prednisone and prednisolone which are both glucocorticosteroidsand are banned in competition when administered orally, which he admitted to.
The cyclist waived his right to a hearing and accepted the maximum two-year ban.
Sabine began his racing career with the Adelaide cycle club, before joining the South Australian Vets club after the state titles a year ago.