Cycling South Africa reports that Brandon Stewart returned an adverse analytical finding in an out-of-competition test conducted on 7 July 2013. The analytical report confirmed the presence of the Anabolic Agent, Testosterone, in his urine sample.
Following the hearing, which was conducted by an Independent Tribunal on 24 July 2014, Mr. Stewart was found guilty and has received a two-year ban from all sport effective from 27 March 2014 to 26 March 2016. Mr. Stewart has the right to appeal the decision.
Cycling South Africa respects the independence of the SAIDS process and respects 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 programmes and extensive testing. All cyclists are urged to avail themselves of all the resources available to them to ensure a drug-free career in sport.