David George (cyclist)

David George (born 23 February 1976 in Cape Town) is a South African cyclist. He cycled on the USPS team 1999-2000, and later for Barloworld. In 2003 he won the South African National Road Race Championships.[1] He also competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics, the 2000 Summer Olympics and the 2008 Summer Olympics.[2]

David George
Personal information
Full nameDavid George
Born (1976-02-23) 23 February 1976 (age 44)
Cape Town, South Africa
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb)
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Amateur teams
2010City Cycling and Athletic
2011-360 Life
Professional teams
1999-2000U.S. Postal Service
2001Vini Caldirola
2002CCC–Polsat
2003-2005Barloworld
2006Relax–GAM
2008-2009Team MTN

DopingEdit

In 2012, he tested positive for the blood boosting drug EPO by the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport after biological passport anomalies were detected, and admitted his use of EPO.[3] He was later given a two-year ban for his offence and lost his victory in the Cape Pioneer Trek mountain bike race.[4]

Major resultsEdit

1999
2nd Overall Giro del Capo
2000
7th Overall Redlands Bicycle Classic
2001
South African Time Trial Champion
2002
1st Overall Giro del Capo
1st Stage 5 ITT
3rd Overall Tour de Langkawi
2003
South African Road Race Champion
1st Overall Giro del Capo
1st Stage 5 ITT
2004
South African Time Trial Champion
1st Overall Giro del Capo
2005
5th Overall Giro del Trentino
2006
South African Time Trial Champion
1st Overall Tour de Langkawi
1st Stage 4 Giro del Capo
2nd Commonwealth Games Road Race
2007
South African Time Trial Champion
3rd Overall Giro del Capo
1st Stage 4
4th Overall Tour de Langkawi
2008
5th Overall Giro del Capo
1st Stage 5
2010
1st Overall Giro del Capo
1st Stage 4 ITT

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "National Championship, Road, Elite, South Africa (Men)". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "David George Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  3. ^ Agencies (6 November 2012). "Lance Armstrong's former team-mate David George fails doping test | Sport | guardian.co.uk". London: Guardian. Retrieved 2012-11-09.
  4. ^ "David George given two years ban for EPO usage". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 6 December 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2012.

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