Adverse analytical finding - out-of-competition test

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.

As per the SAIDS rules, Mr. Croeser was placed under provisional suspension as of 8 October 2015, the date on which he was notified of the adverse analytical finding. The case will now be referred to the Independent Doping Hearing Panel for hearing and adjudication.

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.

William Newman
President
Cycling South Africa