An arbitration panel has agreed to postpone a hearing for US cyclist Tom Danielson, who tested positive for synthetic testosterone last year. Danielson revealed on his Twitter account last August that he had tested
positive on July 9 of 2015.
He was promptly suspended by his Cannondale-Garmin team, and remains provisionally suspended pending his arbitration hearing, the US Anti-Doping Agency said in a statement on Tuesday.
“Mr. Danielson’s counsel requested a postponement in order to conduct further analysis of supplements he was using at the time of sample collection,” USADA said, adding that the panel of the American Arbitration Association would begin the process of rescheduling the hearing originally set for this month.
Danielson, who finished eighth in the 2011 Tour de France, could face a lifetime ban from cycling, having previously admitted doping while riding with the Discovery Channel team. He served a six-month suspension between September 2012 and March 2013, and his results from March 2005-September 2006 were wiped out.
In August he insisted he would never knowingly repeat that experience by using banned drugs.