Top Local Endurance Cyclist Tests Positive

Cycling SA reports that David George returned an adverse analytical finding in an out-of-competition test conducted by the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) on 29 August 2012.

George is therefore provisionally suspended with immediate effect from competing in any event. The SAIDS process will now take its course.

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 confirms that there is no evidence of this being an endemic problem in the sport in South Africa.