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Fuglsang may sue UCI if Astana licence is blocked, but believes disruption to 2015 races unlikely

Commenting as the ongoing Astana scenario rumbles on, one of the team’s top riders Jakob Fuglsang has said that he and other riders on the team are prepared to go to the courts if the UCI strips the team of its licence and the team ultimately stops. “I have not done anything wrong, so if […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Cookson – Verbruggen and McQuaid misled the media, the UCI and the sport; Van Avermaet to race on pending Belgian Cycling Federation anti-doping hearing; Astana coach reveals training methods for Nibali and Aru ahead of Classics and Giro d’Italia; Simon Gerrans to race the Giro […]

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Cookson: Verbruggen and McQuaid misled the media, the UCI and the sport

Following interviews given by both Hein Verbruggen and Pat McQuaid in which both former UCI presidents have suggested that the CIRC report absolves them of any wrongdoing, current president Brian Cookson has questioned those reactions and reiterated that he wants Verbruggen to resign his title of honorary president. Speaking recently to CyclingTips, Cookson said that […]

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Van Avermaet to race on pending Belgian Cycling Federation anti-doping hearing; two year ban sought

The BMC Racing Team has responded to reports today that the Belgian Cycling Federation’s prosecutor is seeking a two year ban for Greg Van Avermaet by saying that it will not block him from competition prior to the hearing. “The BMC Racing Team is aware of today’s hearing by the Belgian Cycling Federation, Koninklijke Belgische […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Ben Hermans wins Brabantse Pijl; Kreuziger to ride Amstel Gold Race and Liège despite pending CAS case; Bradley Wiggins schedules hour record attempt for June 7; Q&A with Peter Sagan; Q&A with U23 Tour of Flanders winner, Alex Edmondson; Drapac among teams announced for the […]

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Kreuziger to ride Amstel Gold Race and Liège despite pending CAS case; Valgren also leads team

One day after a date was announced for Roman Kreuziger’s hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, his Tinkoff Saxo team has confirmed that he will continue racing in the meantime and will next compete in the Amstel Gold Race on Sunday. The Czech rider will be joined by Michael Valgren as leaders on […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the Daily New Digest: Tour of Turkey and Giro d’Italia for Boonen as Belgian returns to racing, Cavendish also for Turkey; Kreuziger’s CAS hearings in UCI/WADA cases to begin in June; UCI confirms disc brakes to debut in peloton this August; Armstrong to come out of retirement for second time; […]

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Tour of Turkey and Giro d’Italia for Boonen as Belgian returns to racing, Cavendish also for Turkey

He was forced to miss the Classics due to a bad crash in Paris-Nice, but his Etixx-QuickStep team has now confirmed that Tom Boonen will be able to return to action in the upcoming Presidential Tour of Turkey. Boonen suffered a dislocated shoulder on March 9 and has not raced since, but will get going […]

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Kristin Armstrong to come out of retirement for second time

Having already retired in 2009, then returning in 2011 to take a second Olympic time trial gold medal in 2012 and then retiring again, Kristin Armstrong has announced that she intends to return to competition following her second retirement, with her first event in less than one month’s time. Armstrong issued a statement saying that […]

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UCI confirms disc brakes to debut in peloton this August

Confirming suggestions made recently by its president Brian Cookson that disc brakes could make their debut in the peloton this year, the UCI has announced that this will indeed go ahead and the first such usage will occur in just over three month’s time. “During the 2015 UCI professional road season, all teams will have […]

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