By VeloNews Interactive

Juan Pineda, formerly of the 7UP-Nutra Fig team, has been suspended from competition for two years after testing positive for two “anabolic agents,” the US Anti-doping Agency announced Wednesday.

Pineda, 27, tested positive at a road cycling competition in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on June 4, for 19-norandrosterone and 19-noretiocholanolone, which are considered prohibited anabolic agents under Union Cycliste International rules.

Pineda was already fired by his 7UP team three days after he and his team director, Jeff Corbett, learned of the positive test.

Pineda was suspended for two years beginning on September 3, 2002 and was disqualified from his finish in the June 4 race. In addition, Pineda was fined 2000 Swiss Francs for the doping offense. He has the option of appealing the case to the International Court for Arbitration in Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland.