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Armstrong Qui Tam case: Landis and US Government granted permission to seek documents from UCI

Lance Armstrong’s attempt to defend himself from a multi-million dollar Qui Tam whistleblower lawsuit has become a more difficult task after the judge overseeing the case granted a motion to allow evidence gathered overseas to be used in the case. On September 12 the rider’s former team-mate Floyd Landis sought what was termed a ‘Letter […]

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Kenyan rider John Muya Njoroge killed in collision at Tour of Matabungkay

Kenyan rider John Muya Njoroge has been killed in a collision at the Tour of Matabungkay in the Philippines over the weekend. Philippine news website Tempo.com.ph and the Kenyan Riders Facebook page report that the 30-year-old died on Saturday October 18 at 10am when he collided with a car coming the other way. According to […]

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Report: Pantani 1999 Giro exclusion didn’t follow correct protocol; was mafia involved?

The current investigation into the death of Marco Pantani is taking place alongside another separate enquiry relating to his exclusion from the 1999 Giro d’Italia, specifically in relation to claims that the Italian’s expulsion could have been related to mafia-like activities. A previous claim has resurfaced again in this regard; in 2007 the Italian mobster […]

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Acquarone up against RCS Sport in court: “I feel like a scapegoat”

Ten months after he was abruptly fired by RCS Sport, former COO Michele Acquarone had his day in court this week, tackling his former employers in an unfair dismissal case. The former Giro d’Italia chief squared up against the Italian company and will find out next week if a quick decision will be made in […]

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Tygart: Hushovd ‘sat quietly and let the lies and deception continue’

The World Anti Doping Agency may have said that it doesn’t believe that Thor Hushovd violated the WADA Code when he didn’t inform authorities that Lance Armstrong had told in in 2011 that he had doped during his career, but US Anti Doping Agency chief Travis Tygart isn’t impressed. The USADA CEO, who helped bring […]

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Fuglsang suggests he may leave Astana if team loses WorldTour licence over doping cases

Speaking after three of his Astana team-mates were announced in the past five and a half weeks as having tested positive, Jakob Fuglsang has expressed concern at the situation and what it might do for his reputation. “It is not good for me and what people think about me,” the Danish rider told DR Sporten. […]

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WADA confirms Hushovd didn’t break anti-doping Code in relation to Armstrong

Although he was criticized this week by Norwegian anti-doping authorities for not telling anyone that Lance Armstrong had admitted doping to him in 2011, Thor Hushovd appears not to have broken the World Anti Doping Agency’s rules in the matter. According to a WADA spokesman, Hushovd’s decision not to speak out about Armstrong’s admission to […]

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UCI requests review of Astana’s WorldTour licence as third rider linked to team tests positive

The UCI has revealed that a third rider linked to the Astana cycling team has tested positive and has formally requested that its Licence Commission undertakes a full review of the management and anti-doping policies of the Astana Pro Team. Today’s announcement appears to raise the possibility that the Kazakhstan team could lose its WorldTour […]

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Tinkov accepts Grand Tour challenge probably won’t occur next season

Tinkoff Saxo team owner Oleg Tinkov has accepted that the Grand Tour challenge he has been pushing for is unlikely to take place in 2015, but has said that he remains committed to the idea and hopes that the sport’s top riders will commit to it for the following season. The Russian had said that […]

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Orica-AIS signs Sarah Roy, Lizzie Williams and Chloe McConville

Orica-AIS has announced three new Australian signings for 2015, with Lizzie Williams, national criterium champion Sarah Roy and Chloe McConville all inking one-year contracts with the team for next season. Williams made her return to racing in September 2013 after nearly a decade away from the sport and quickly rose through the ranks. She won […]

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