Kevin Evans accepts doping charge

Cycling South Africa reports that the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) has charged mountain bike cyclist, Kevin Evans with doping after identifying serious irregularities in his Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) – a profile of the athlete’s blood parameters.

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Mr. Evans accepted the charge of doping and did not contest the findings. The ABP is a longitudinal analysis and the suspicious readings were identified over a period of time, therefore the athlete’s results extending back to 14 March 2014 will be disqualified, with all of the resulting consequences, including forfeiture of any medals, points and prizes.

 

He will be banned from sport for four years as of 4 March 2015 until 3 March 2019. The athlete has however indicated that he has retired from professional cycling.

 

Cycling South Africa respects the independence of the SAIDS process. Cycling South Africa 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.

 




1614 Comments

ChUkKy, Jan 18 2016 12:59

He rode with George of the jungle for long enough and shared a tent, shared other stuffs too it seems

fandacious, Jan 18 2016 01:02

I wonder if his lawyer will send me a retraction now?

Patchelicious, Jan 18 2016 01:03

Hahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

 

Where are all those fanboys now that blindly protected him, threatened me and others for simply pointing out that all his teamies have gotten caught.

lerouc, Jan 18 2016 01:04

Am i the only clean cyclist out there?

Pure Savage, Jan 18 2016 01:05

I wonder if his lawyer will send me a retraction now?

 

His lawyer is probably pretty busy...

ChUkKy, Jan 18 2016 01:05

I wonder if his lawyer will send me a retraction now?

 

hahahaha. I'd ask them for it  :clap:

Gen, Jan 18 2016 01:06

Could they perhaps publish a list of cyclists that DON'T have abnormalities in their blood passport. . Genade..

jcza, Jan 18 2016 01:06

Oh dear and Emma wrote all them letters.......

Long Wheel Base, Jan 18 2016 01:07

Am i the only clean cyclist out there?

I showered this morning after my ride, So i'm clean.

 

But back on topic, Cant say i'm surprised.

 

EDIT: Didn't he retire?

Li Mu Bai, Jan 18 2016 01:07

Thats really sad. 

I thought he had retired from elite racing.

mhbotha, Jan 18 2016 01:07

Only surprise really is that it took this long. :mellow:

Edgar, Jan 18 2016 01:08

Really? I can't believe it.

 

Is this really true?

Gen, Jan 18 2016 01:08

I wonder if his lawyer will send me a retraction now?

Ooh good question hey.. I had almost forgotten about that ordeal.

jcza, Jan 18 2016 01:10

Lucky the World Tour is all clean and sorted now with clean riders winning.  :ph34r:

Patchelicious, Jan 18 2016 01:10

Thats really sad. 

I thought he had retired from elite racing.

Now you know why he retired.

jcza, Jan 18 2016 01:10

Really? I can't believe it.

 

Is this really true?

 

Groundhog Day? 

mtbDobby, Jan 18 2016 01:10

I don't think there are many professional sportsman across all codes and disciplines that are not guilty of doping at some stage...that's unfortunately a reality.  How Kevin Evans was able to race with David George when he was doping ment he was either doping himself or was a superior athlete....the former has materialised.

kingalton, Jan 18 2016 01:10

you silly basTURD

Skubarra, Jan 18 2016 01:10

To my shame I was a bit of a fanboy back in the day  :ph34r:

 

There is no limit to my disappointment...

 

Worst part is this happened after David George got caught so you would imagine that would have served as some kind of heads up that the authorities are on to you -how daft!

TheJ, Jan 18 2016 01:10

Can we maar just go ahead and stop professional cycling in South Africa entirely? Seems like a much easier solution.

ChUkKy, Jan 18 2016 01:11

Oh dear and Emma wrote all them letters.......

 

Now is when he must feel like a proper ****, he will have to #askemma for forgiveness.

Gen, Jan 18 2016 01:12

So who's next?

fandacious, Jan 18 2016 01:12

just sent


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Serious Panda, Jan 18 2016 01:12

Could they perhaps publish a list of cyclists that DON'T have abnormalities in their blood passport. . Genade..

 

Maybe create race categories for each type of dope. This way the riders don`t have to hide their dope usage and can still compete.

BarHugger, Jan 18 2016 01:13

Am i the only clean cyclist out there?

It depends....when last did you take a Myprodol...used an asthma pump....cortisone...B12 injection....a plastic effie......