Rourke Croeser tests positive for EPO

Cycling South Africa reports that mountain bike cyclist Rourke Croeser returned an adverse analytical finding in an out-of-competition test conducted on 30 August 2015. The analytical report confirmed the presence of Recombinant EPO in his urine sample. Mr. Croeser elected to have his B sample analysed which confirmed the result.

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Rourke Croeser withdrew from World XCO Champs after a syringe was found in his possession

National team rider Rourke Croeser was found to be in possession of a syringe at the recent World MTB Championships in Andorra. This is in direct contravention of the UCI Medical rules and specifically in relation to the sub-section “Ban on Injections”. The possession of syringes is in violation of UCI Medical rule 13.03.058 (2). The rule states :

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