MPCC states that six member teams face auto-suspensions if repeat doping cases occur

Commenting in the wake of the combined five positive cases between the Astana WorldTour and Astana Continental teams, the MPCC anti-doping movement has said that six teams face self-suspension under its rules in the event of any more positive cases. This is based on its regulations which decree that squads who include riders who have […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: UCI still waiting for Padova file from CONI, keen to see any relevant Astana information; Jack Bobridge to attempt the Hour Record; Rohan Dennis declares hour record bid – “It is within reach”; Renshaw, Meersman, Bouet and Velits amongst Etixx – QuickStep team for Santos […]


UCI still waiting for Padova file from CONI, keen to see any relevant Astana information

One week after the UCI announced that its Licence Commission had decided to give a probational WorldTour licence to the Astana team but that it might yet be stripped away if further evidence emerged against the team, the governing body has said that it is still awaiting what could be crucial information in the matter. […]


Vinokourov makes claims of Italian and European bias against Astana, considers legal action

Despite the fact that the team includes the strongest Italian rider and the current Tour de France winner, Vincenzo Nibali, Alexandre Vinokourov is suggesting that a bias against the team on the part of Italian media might be behind the recent negative press about Astana. Vinokourov, who admitted working with Michele Ferrari in 2007 and […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Scott Sunderland wins elite men’s Shimano Supercrit; Kimberley Wells continues criterium dominance with Shimano Supercrit win; Angus Morton returns to racing with a podium; Nibali’s coach Paolo Slongo sues over Ferrari links; Europcar’s license denial to cause havoc; Europcar out of the Tour Down Under […]


The Week in Bike #48 – Grossly Disproportionate

A week of big announcements and bigger reactions. Is it the same old story in cycling, or is the UCI successfully threading needle between future expectations and past mistakes? We hope you enjoy Cosmo Catalano’s latest episode of The Week in Bike.


UCI confirms probational WorldTour license for Astana in 2015

Following the announcement by the Astana Pro Team that it had been awarded a WorldTour license in 2015, the UCI has revealed further information about the decision, including that Astana’s license is subject to several conditions. The first of those conditions is that Astana Pro Team will be independently audited by the Institute of Sport […]


Astana receives WorldTour licence for 2015 despite doping cases and Ferrari link

Although the combined WorldTour and Continental teams have had five positive tests since August and the team has been heavily implicated in the Padova report linking riders and squads to the banned doping doctor Michele Ferrari, the Astana squad has confirmed that it has been given a WorldTour licence for 2015. It released a brief […]


Padova/Ferrari investigation: 35 pro riders named, Astana and Radioshack suspected of systematic doping

A total of 35 current and former professional riders have been named by La Gazzetta dello Sport on Wednesday as being clients of Michele Ferrari, with this array uncovered during the Padova doping investigation. The standout names include Alexandre Vinokourov (Kazakhstan), now the general manager of the Astana team, plus riders such as Roman Kreuziger […]


Rocacorba Daily

In today’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Grand Départ of 2016 Tour de France revealed: Mont Saint Michel to host start of race; Tour 2014 stage winner Gallopin, Roelandts and Wellens renew with Lotto-Soudal team; UCI Licence Commission still awaiting information from CONI, but Astana decision to be announced Wednesday; New British One […]