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Cycling SA to probe delay in Impey's test results

Daryl Impey had to wait almost five months for his test results after being accused of doping.

FILE: Daryl Impey celebrates his yellow jersey of overall leader on the podium at the end of the 176.5 km sixth stage of the 100th edition of the Tour de France cycling race on 4 July 2013. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Cycling South Africa has told Eyewitness News it wants to meet with the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport to discuss the lengthy delay around Daryl Impey's doping charge.

Last year, Impey became the first South African to wear the yellow jersey at the Tour de France but was found guilty after failing a doping test at the South African Road Championships in February.

He was cleared of all charges at a hearing in Johannesburg yesterday but not before waiting almost five months for the outcome.

Cycling South Africa President William Newman says the issue will be taken up with the institute.

"This isn't acceptable. It impacts Daryl's future earnings and his career. We cannot tolerate a four-month delay in terms of getting the results to the rider."

Impey has not yet indicated whether he will be taking any legal action.