Health Net releases O'Neill after positive test

Nathan O'Neill (Health Net-Maxxis)

Nathan O'Neill (Health Net-Maxxis) (Image credit: Mark Zalewski)

American Professional Continental squad Health Net-Maxxis has announced the termination of Australian Nathan O'Neill's contract as of October 29, following the star rider's non-negative test for prescription appetite suppressant Phentermine. The World Anti-Doping Agency's code allows riders to use prescribed Phentermine out of competition, but no trace amounts are allowed in a rider's system during competition.

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