TOP South African mountain biker Max Knox has been found guilty of a doping offense and banned for four years, the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) announced today. He was charged for suspicious variations in his Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) that indicated doping. He could not satisfactorily explain to a panel of international experts appointed by SAIDS the reasons for the variation. Knox is a former South African Marathon MTB champion (2012 and…"Max Knox banned for doping"
WHILE some of the country’s top riders are fighting for the prestigious Mandela Day Marathon MTB Dash title on Saturday, the future of SA cycling will be on display whne the current KZN Cycling Development programme host races at the same venue."More to Mandela Day Dash than a race for elites"
Following the resignation of Cycling SA President William Newman just over a week ago, Cycling South Africa have started the process of electing a new president with a call for nominations for the post. Newman resigned after a vote of no confidence was introduced at a council meeting earlier this month. At the meeting, Secretary General Greg van Heerden was nominated and accepted the role as Acting President while the process to appoint a permanent…"CSA start process to find new Prez"
IN DEVELOPMENTS that had an eerie similarity to the resignation of the South African President on Thursday night, Cycling SA President Willie Newman resigned with immediate effect on Saturday during a council meeting – and so avoided the ignominy of being voted out of office by vote of not confidence. During the debate over a motion of no confidence, which was proposed by Mpumalanga Cycling, the former Cycling SA president finally opted to resign. His…"New man to lead Cycling SA"
ON THURSDAY South Africa chose a new President, and he was mostly accepted with great optimism. On Saturday, there are a lot of cyclists who hope Cycling South Africa takes the lead from Parliament and elects a new President to lead cycling to a bright new future. On Saturday cycling’s administrative body is holding their 2017 annual meeting and council meeting and according to a source, the first item on the agenda is a vote…"Time for another new Prez?"
If you have lost faith in the Cycling SA leadership, go sign the petition calling for a vote of no confidence. Oh the irony! Last week I made a comment in this column about what I believe is Cycling SA’s weak management and ended up in a debate over the issue on Saturday morning. Almost while I was debating the issue with a reader, that same CSA management team was in the process of postponing…"Time for new leadership?"
Over the last few weeks there have been some serious issues which have been highlighted regarding Cycling South Africa, most notably after its own internal Finance Review Committee arrived at some deeply disturbing conclusions (CSA Financial Feedback – July 2017). This website has stories detailing facts from a report issued by the Cycling South Africa (CSA)-appointed Finance Review Committee (FRC), which indicate: 1) there may have been “unlawful acts or omissions” which led to the…"CSA is broken – but can be fixed"