Controversy as former ONCE manager Saiz returns to cycling

Eight years after he was sidelined from the sport due to his implication in the Operacón Puerto doping affair, former Once and Liberty Seguros general manager Manolo Saiz is returning to international cycling. According to plus EFE, the Spaniard is taking up a sporting manager role with the under 23 Baqué-Campos team and is […]


MPCC won’t immediately push for Astana suspension over Iglinskiy positive

The MPCC anti-doping movement has said that it won’t immediately require the Astana team to suspend itself, as per MPCC rules, over Tuesday’s news of Maxim Iglinskiy’s A sample for EPO. While the movement’s regulations call on teams to sideline themselves from competition after positive tests, the MPCC has issued a clarification of the rules […]


Second Iglinskiy brother tests positive; could Astana miss Lombardia, Almaty and Beijing?

Former Liège-Bastogne-Liège and Strade Bianche winner Maxim Iglinskiy has become the second Astana rider in less than a month to be handed a provisional suspension after a positive A-sample test for EPO. The 33 year old Kazakhstani rider joins his brother Valentin on the sidelines, with the latter also failing a test for the same […]


World champion Kwiatkowski to debut rainbow jersey in Il Lombardia

The new world road race champion Michal Kwiatkowski will make his competitive debut in the hallowed rainbow jersey at next Sunday’s Il Lombardia, with the Omega Pharma Quick Step rider heading a strong eight-man team. The Polish rider has been coming to terms with the biggest victory of his career, letting Sunday’s win in Ponferrada […]


Steve Cummings joins influx of strong riders to Team MTN-Qhubeka

Steve Cummings has become the latest to bolster the strength of the MTN-Qhubeka team for 2015, with the British rider rider agreeing a move from the BMC Racing Team to the African squad. The 2014 Tour of the Mediterranean victor and past Vuelta a España stage winner will add horsepower to the team, which has […]


Roche commits to working for Froome, says Sky was best move

Commenting on the news that he has signed a two year deal with Team Sky, Nicolas Roche has accepted that the move means he will once again be sacrificing his own chances in the Tour de France, but insists that he hasn’t given up on the aim of a strong Grand Tour performance. “I think […]


König, Roche, Fenn, Nordhaug and Poels bolster Team Sky for 2015

Seeking to refresh and improve the team after a somewhat disappointing 2014 season, Team Sky has announced the signing of five riders, with Leopold König, Nicolas Roche, Andrew Fenn, Lars Petter Nordhaug and Wout Poels confirmed Tuesday as coming on board. König showed his promise when he finished seventh this season in what was his […]


Bannan impressed by Ewan thus far, says Orica GreenEdge excited to help him develop

Speaking in the wake of Caleb Ewan’s second silver medal in three years at the world road race championship, Shayne Bannan has said that he is convinced the rider has the mental attributes to match his obvious physical talent, and that a big future is ahead. Bannan is the general manager of the Orica GreenEdge […]


Germany considering jail terms for sportspeople and others involved in doping

Previously regarded as a country with very strict views against doping, Germany is considering stepping things up further with the possible introduction of prison terms for those involved in the use, possession or provision of banned substances. According to the Berliner Zeitung, the Ministries of Justice and Home Affairs are considering a new law to […]


Belkin Pro Cycling to become TeamLottoNL in 2015 as new sponsorship arrangement is finalised

The future of the current Belkin Pro Cycling team has been guaranteed with the announcement that a letter of intent announced at the end of July has now translated into a binding contract, bringing two new sponsors on board. The WorldTour team has inked a deal with the Dutch national lottery De Lotto and the […]