The last thing cycling in South Africa needed was another doping scandal but earlier this morning Nedbank sent out a press release indicating it had suspended its sponsored team.
The release reads:
TEAM 360Life SUSPENSION
6 November 2012 – Today, Nedbank announced the immediate suspension of its sponsored professional cycling team, Team 360Life. The suspension follows an adverse analytical finding in one of the samples taken during a random out of competition test of team rider David George. The suspension of the team will continue until further notice.
Nedbank has a zero tolerance towards the use of any banned substances or performance enhancing drugs and does not condone or support such use in any sport. Nedbank will support the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport, Cycling South Africa and Union Cycliste International in promoting clean conduct in the cycling fraternity.