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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Mark Cavendish wins Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne for a second time; Samuel Dumoulin wins La Drome Classic; Niccolo Bonifazio claims victory in the GP di Lugano; Ian Stannard takes second consecutive Omloop Het Nieuwsblad win; Anna van der Breggen completes comeback with women’s Het Nieuwsblad win; Greg Van […]

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What’s next for Astana? Team indicates it will fight UCI request to withdraw licence

Responding to the UCI’s stated request to its Licence Commission to withdraw Astana’s WorldTour licence, the team has indicated that it will fight the decision before that commission and may also take the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The statement raises the prospect of a battle between the team of Tour […]

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Tour champion Nibali may require wildcard invite as Astana faces withdrawal of licence

Despite having Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali on its roster, the Astana squad has realised that the UCI’s previous promise to keep it under close scrutiny was far from an empty one. Following a thorough investigation of the team by the Institute of Sport Sciences of the University of Lausanne (ISSUL), the governing body […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Vinokourov – “We want our credibility back as a matter of urgency”; Team Astana budget could be cut by 30%; Rebellin confirms Giro is unlikely, says Classics are main goal for 2015; Roadtripping India – Part One; How the Race Was Won – men’s cyclocross […]

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Vinokourov: “We want our credibility back as a matter of urgency”

Reputation damaged by a total of five positive tests from the Astana WorldTour and Continental teams in the latter half of 2014, Alexandre Vinokourov has said that regaining people’s trust is a major priority for the setup. “We want to get our credibility back as a matter of urgency,” the WorldTour team’s general manager said […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Joe Cooper claims stage 1 victory at the New Zealand Cycle Classic; Astana report expected in early February; Lawson Craddock heads home after TDU crash; Teams announced for the Tour de Langkawi; Doping in sport is a public health issue – WADA chief; What is […]

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UCI: update on Astana investigation, CIRC report and more

February appears set to be a busy month for the UCI in terms of ongoing assessments of situations linked to doping, with the outcome of not one but two major reports set to be announced in the coming weeks. Speaking to CyclingTips on Wednesday, UCI spokesman Louis Chenaille said that the first of those two […]

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IAM’s Beucherie: “A rider who takes cortisone is a sick rider, so he must stop racing”

IAM Cycling sporting manager Serge Beucherie has spoken about the importance of riders remaining clean, saying that not giving in to temptation to cut corners is crucial on both a personal and professional level. Beucherie’s team is a member of the MPCC anti-doping movement and he gave his thoughts in a video released by it […]

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Kittel calls for more doping controls, backs prison terms

Eight-time Tour de France stage winner Marcel Kittel has called for an increase in anti-doping testing in cycling, saying that while the sport is already the most scrutinised, that he would endorse more examinations in order to build trust and to weed out cheats. The Giant-Alpecin rider was commenting in the wake of the Astana […]

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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 […]

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