OTTAWA - Road cyclist Sebastien Salas has been suspended for two years for an anti-doping rule violation, the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport announced Monday.
The violation -- tampering with doping control -- occurred during in-competition testing July 10, 2013.
The CCES said Salas, a Vancouver resident, admitted to the violation, waived his right to a hearing and accepted the sanction.
"It is unfortunate to learn that an athlete in our sport has been seen to have competed outside the rules of the Canadian Anti-doping Program," Cycling Canada president John Tolkamp said in a statement. "The fact that the rigorous testing regime of the national body with the collaboration of the CCES identified the problem should serve as a reminder to any that would cheat that they will be caught and sanctioned appropriately.
"We will continue to enhance our efforts to educate around doping in our sport so that all athletes are able to compete on a fair and equal basis."
The suspension will end Aug. 1, 2015.