Cycling: Former team-mate of Lance Armstrong tests positive for EPO


South African cyclist David George, a former team-mate of Lance Armstrong, has tested positive for blood-boosting EPO.

South Africa's Institute for Drug-Free Sport says George, who cycled with the disgraced Armstrong on the US Postal Service team in 1999 and 2000, failed a doping test on August 29.

SAIDS says George has been provisionally suspended and faces a doping tribunal.

SAIDS chief executive Khalid Galant said: "His (George's) biological passport indicated suspicious activity and that triggered a targeted test for EPO."

Armstrong was last month banned for life by the International Cycling Union and stripped of his seven Tour de France titles for doping.

George is also a two-time Commonwealth Games medalist.