9 Sep 2010

New Zealand Cycling says banned rider confused, naive

6:05 pm on 9 September 2010

The chief executive of New Zealand cycling has described the decision of banned sprinter Adam Stewart to import the prohibited blood booster EPO as confused and naive.

The Canterbury rider was a part of the New Zealand team for next month's Commonwealth games in Delhi but was banned from cycling for two years for possessing and attempting to use prohibited substances.

The chief executive of Bike NZ, Kieran Turner, says Stewart's actions are baffling.

Turner says there are several candidates to take Stewart's place at the Delhi games, but a replacement has yet to be named.