The SAIDS Independent Doping Hearing Panel imposed a period of ineligibility of 4 years, commencing on 26 December 2015. Mr Abbot is therefore suspended and prohibited from competing and administering in the sport of Cycling as well as in any other sport in South Africa and Internationally from 26 December 2015 until 25 December 2019.

Cycling South Africa respects the independence of the SAIDS process and will respect the outcome. Cycling SA further reiterates its zero-tolerance approach to doping in sport and will continue working with SAIDS in the promotion of a drug-free sport via its awareness and extensive testing programmes.