Pro Cycling

Top SA mountain biker tests positive for EPO

Guest_Lancesball_* 17 Dec 2015

Cape Town - Leading South African mountain biker Rourke Croeser has been charged with an anti-doping rule violation due to a positive test for Erythropoietin (EPO). The athlete’s B-sample also confirmed the presence of EPO. 

 

Synthetic EPO is banned in sport. It drastically improves oxygen delivery to muscles and is used illegally by endurance athletes. Lance Armstrong admitted to using synthetic EPO during his Tour de France successes.

In the lead up to Mountain Bike Cross Country World Championships in Vallnord, Andorra, at the end of August 2015, SAIDS authorised its Spanish counterparts to conduct drug testing on the South African cycling team preparing for the international competition. Of the South African athletes tested in Andorra, only Croeser’s sample was found to contain Recombinant EPO. 

The 2015 anti-doping rules only permit the public disclosure of the athlete’s name after the administrative period of confirmation and the opportunity to contest the charge has elapsed, hence the long period between the test result and the public disclosure.

The same anti-doping rules stipulate that a minimum of a four-year sanction for EPO be imposed in the absence of any mitigating circumstances which could influence a reduction in the sanction.

Croeser’s hearing will be conducted in the new year.

 

 

http://www.sport24.c...or-epo-20151217

Jaco-fiets's Photo Jaco-fiets 17 Dec 2015

..........here we go...........


Edited by Jaco-fiets, 17 December 2015 - 01:52 .

banna's Photo banna 17 Dec 2015

Ag nee *** tog.

BDF's Photo BDF 17 Dec 2015

I guess that explains the needle episode then...

 

Saddle sores huh?

fanievb's Photo fanievb 17 Dec 2015

mmmmm 

 

 

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Needle incident https://www.bikehub....cal-rules-r3465

 

Not guilty of the needle incident https://www.bikehub....al-rules-r3754 


Edited by fanievb, 17 December 2015 - 02:04 .

silverboy's Photo silverboy 17 Dec 2015

Tip of the iceberg. I heard from a source that they found a home testing machine in his possession as well

Guest_Lancesball_* 17 Dec 2015

Tip of the iceberg. I heard from a source that they found a home testing machine in his possession as well

 

Where have you been until now?

DBAD's Photo DBAD 17 Dec 2015

That sucks.

Guest_notmyname_* 17 Dec 2015

TJOP!

karma's Photo karma 17 Dec 2015

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Rocket-Boy's Photo Rocket-Boy 17 Dec 2015

Luls, was only a matter of time before this one blew up.

1x career done.

javadude's Photo javadude 17 Dec 2015

But luckily he's probably the only one though, because the sport is so much cleaner than it used to be. I learnt that right here on the hub, so it must be true.

Captain Fastbastard Mayhem's Photo Captain Fastbastard Mayhem 17 Dec 2015

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BAZINGA. I can imagine the shock on your face as well... 

Rudi Pollard's Photo Rudi Pollard 17 Dec 2015

How stupid do you need to be to still try and dope your way to the top?

Captain Fastbastard Mayhem's Photo Captain Fastbastard Mayhem 17 Dec 2015

How stupid do you need to be to still try and dope your way to the top?

That stupid, apparently. 

karma's Photo karma 17 Dec 2015

That stupid, apparently. 

 

well....we've heard him speak on tele....