David George reduction in sanction

Cycling South Africa reports that David George has, as per the provisions in the SAIDS rules (Article 10.5.3 Substantial Assistance in Discovering or Establishing Anti-Doping Rule Violations), made application to SAIDS for a two-month reduction on his two-year sanction.
The Panel has considered the application and has, under the provisions of the SAIDS Rules, determined that a two-month reduction be granted in respect of the sanction imposed. Mr. George’s period of ineligibility has therefore terminated on the 4 September 2014, making him eligible to compete with immediate effect.

Cycling South Africa respects the independence of the SAIDS process and its rules and regulations.


153 Comments

rouxtjie, Sep 16 2014 08:32

oh koot....

tunariaan, Sep 16 2014 08:32

once a doper always a doper

Shebeen, Sep 16 2014 08:38

So did he race over the weekend?

 

since kev ev is free again too, maybe they'll race cape pioneer together. or even the munga.

 

oh look, pigs floating in the sky

Kranswurm, Sep 16 2014 08:44

once a doper always a doper

Thank goodness we don't have to rely on you for our legal system

Donovan Le Cok, Sep 16 2014 08:47

I have seen him training in Tokai the last few weeks with another rider. Possible Munga attempt?

Squier, Sep 16 2014 08:51

He knows how to lay low... Been really quiet since he got banned. Would love to know what his plans are.

TALUS, Sep 16 2014 08:51

Not defending him (I am very pissed at him) but he took it on the chin. Did not request B sample. Did not waste resources with an appeal. Did his time. He complied with the rules. I don't like the rules but what is good for the goose is good for the gander.

Gen, Sep 16 2014 09:01

Not defending him (I am very pissed at him) but he took it on the chin. Did not request B sample. Did not waste resources with an appeal. Did his time. He complied with the rules. I don't like the rules but what is good for the goose is good for the gander.

Yeah I too was so p-d off with him, but he didn't try and get himself out of a ban or make up a 'I didn't know' excuse he admitted to it and served his ban.

Eldron, Sep 16 2014 09:02

A 2 month reduction. For what? Asking nicely? He didn't name his suppliers or help the fight against drugs.

 

Pah - there is obviously something important he wants to race in under 2 months and SAIDS is helping a doper achieve his goals in cycling.

 

Silly if you ask me.

 

Take it properly on the chin David.

copperhead, Sep 16 2014 09:05

No matter what anyone says the Epic has got it right. You get caught and we will never see you again. Finish and Klar!

GLuvsMtb, Sep 16 2014 09:10

A 2 month reduction. For what? Asking nicely? He didn't name his suppliers or help the fight against drugs.
 
Pah - there is obviously something important he wants to race in under 2 months and SAIDS is helping a doper achieve his goals in cycling.
 
Silly if you ask me.
 
Take it properly on the chin David.

I agree. Lets see whether SAIDS reduces his ban or not. If they do, then Brandon Steward should apply for a 12 month reduction in his ban.

NotSoBigBen, Sep 16 2014 09:13

I agree. Lets see whether SAIDS reduces his ban or not. If they do, then Brandon Steward should apply for a 12 month reduction in his ban.


I understood that it has been given and he can race with immediate effect ...

NotSoBigBen, Sep 16 2014 09:14

The Panel has considered the application and has, under the provisions of the SAIDS Rules, determined that a two-month reduction be granted in respect of the sanction imposed. Mr. George’s period of ineligibility has therefore terminated on the 4 September 2014, making him eligible to compete with immediate effect.

Cycling South Africa respects the independence of the SAIDS process and its rules and regulations.

carbon29er, Sep 16 2014 09:15

I agree. Lets see whether SAIDS reduces his ban or not. If they do, then Brandon Steward should apply for a 12 month reduction in his ban.

See if SAIDS reduces his ban or not?  Did you read the article?

rouxtjie, Sep 16 2014 09:16

A 2 month reduction. For what? Asking nicely? He didn't name his suppliers or help the fight against drugs.
 
Pah - there is obviously something important he wants to race in under 2 months and SAIDS is helping a doper achieve his goals in cycling.
 
Silly if you ask me.
 
Take it properly on the chin David.

Boom the voice of reason. He did nothing ito eliminating PED's, his statements sounded more like a justification exercise.

Munga...me thinks

Jakkals., Sep 16 2014 09:19

Boom the voice of reason. He did nothing ito eliminating PED's, his statements sounded more like a justification exercise.

Munga...me thinks

 

Who's paying for his entry?

Larry Montana, Sep 16 2014 09:20

Thats great news, hope he makes a comeback and injects some life into the marathon scene!!!!!!

Jakkals., Sep 16 2014 09:23

Thats great news, hope he makes a comeback and injects some life into the marathon scene!!!!!!

 

That's where the first problem started.

Eldron, Sep 16 2014 09:39

That's where the first problem started.

 

Damnit. Barely 9:30 and there is already coffee on my screen.

 

 

Fark man - DG took the king kmaya maya stuff - not methyl anything, not testosterone, not some masking agent - Lance's drug of choice - the Evening Primrose Oil and he gets a reduction for 'fessing up.

 

The man should be considered a non entity in the cycling world - do not collect R200 do not pass go.

 

Munga is in December so the 2 month reduction wasn't necessary for that. What gives? Does he need a bit of racing to get the legs ready for Munga?

 

Bah humbug.

Shebeen, Sep 16 2014 09:50

 

Pah - there is obviously something important he wants to race in under 2 months and SAIDS is helping a doper achieve his goals in cycling.

 

 

I would guess that pioneer trek fits that criteria. allows you to only miss one version of the race you got busted at....and there's a big payday on the swartberg stage.

Jakkals., Sep 16 2014 09:55

I would guess that pioneer trek fits that criteria. allows you to only miss one version of the race you got busted at....and there's a big payday on the swartberg stage.

 

If he went back to road racing, I think Malcolm would have a lot to say.

GLuvsMtb, Sep 16 2014 10:04

I would guess that pioneer trek fits that criteria. allows you to only miss one version of the race you got busted at....and there's a big payday on the swartberg stage.

My thoughts exactly. I wonder if Pioneer can turn around and say to him "thanks, but no thanks, you're not welcome here".

Tumbleweed, Sep 16 2014 10:06

I would guess that pioneer trek fits that criteria. allows you to only miss one version of the race you got busted at....and there's a big payday on the swartberg stage.

 

Would that race want him back considering their stance on him at the time?

javadude, Sep 16 2014 10:08

Do athletes serving a ban still undergo regular testing?

tunariaan, Sep 16 2014 10:10

He id his time? 

Ja right, 2 years, not even!

Doping should be lifetime otherwise they keep coming back to cheat again!