Lance Armstrong's confession has pushed South Africa's anti-doping body to retroactively test blood samples from over 50 top cyclists.
South African cycling champion David George has been banned from the sport for two years for a doping offence.
The fallout has begun and, no, it has nothing to do with the media's role in reporting on the sport, says Richard Poplak.
Top South African cyclist, David George, has admitted taking the banned drug EPO and is prepared to face the consequences.
One of South Africa's foremost cyclists, David George, has tested positive for the banned EPO drug and faces a charge of doping.
As the wheels come off, locals who rode with US legend Lance Armstrong are keeping their heads down. Richard Poplak reports.
South African athletes will not be given specific targets for Beijing, but will aim to better previous records and enjoy the challenging experience of the Olympic Games. The first batch of names of athletes and officials who will form part of Team SA were announced at Olympic House in Johannesburg on Wednesday.
Cycling in South Africa received yet another boost on Monday when it was announced that MTN has become the title sponsor of the country's premier and only international road-cycling stage race, the Giro del Capo. The five-day stage race takes place yearly in the Western Cape.