Adverse Analytical Finding – in-competition test

Cycling South Africa reports that Craig Stone returned an adverse analytical finding in an in-competition test conducted by the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) on 11 May 2013. The analytical report confirmed the presence of the Glucocorticosteroid Prednisone and its metabolite, Prednisolone in his urine sample. Craig 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 will continue working with SAIDS in the promotion of a drug-free sport via its awareness programmes and extensive testing.