South African cyclist David George, a former team mate of Lance Armstrong, has tested positive for the banned drug EPO (Erythropoietin), he said on Tuesday.
The 36-year-old former Olympian returned a positive sample after an out-of-competition test conducted by the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) in August. "On 29th August 2012, I returned an out-of-competition positive test for Erythropoietin," George said in a statement. "I will not be asking for a B sample to be tested as I know the result will ultimately be the same." George rode alongside Armstrong in the 1999 and 2000 seasons as part of the U.S. Postal Service team.
UCI seeks help
Cycling's governing body has asked the president of ICAS to recommend commission members to investigate allegations made against the UCI over the Lance Armstrong doping affair.