biological passport

University of Sheffield says it is still working on Henao biological passport study, publication drawing closer

Over a year after Team Sky pledged that a research paper would be published in connection to Sergio Henao’s blood values, specifically the University of Sheffield’s conclusions that high altitude natives had different biological passport responses than other riders, the University has provided clarification on the situation. CyclingTips has been in contact with Team Sky […]


UCI and WADA terminate CAS appeal concerning Kreuziger’s biological passport

Due to defend their case against Roman Kreuziger next week, the UCI and WADA have instead announced that they are dropping their appeals against the previous Czech Olympic Committee’s decision to clear him of biological passport anomalies. The UCI and WADA were due to argue their position in front of the Court of Arbitration for […]


In wake of BBC doping expose, WADA says it is exploring claims the biological passport is flawed

Commenting in the wake of the Panorama programme screened on the BBC on Wednesday, the World Anti Doping Agency has acknowledged the claim made by the programme that it was possible to dope but also avoid detection by the biological passport used in cycling and other sports. The show’s presenter Mark Daly said he took […]


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 […]


Rocacorba Daily

In today’s edition of the Rocacorba news digest: Ewan and Weening to lead Orica GreenEdge team hopes in Le Tour de Langkawi; Kittel calls for more doping controls before key events, backs prison terms; Petacchi prolongs career with former Neri Sottoli squad, team now named Southeast Pro Cycling; Kreuziger case: UCI contradicts Tinkoff Saxo team […]


Kreuziger case: UCI contradicts Tinkoff Saxo team assertion that it hasn’t filed documentation

The UCI has answered claims by Tinkoff Saxo team manager Stefano Feltrin that it and WADA are responsible for the delays in Roman Kreuziger’s biological passport case, saying that suggestions it has not filed documentation are untrue. Earlier this week Feltrin told Cyclingnews that Kreuziger was still waiting for a hearing date and that the […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Caleb Ewan and Chloe Hosking take overall honours at the Bay Crits; Wiggins renews with Team Sky, but only until 2015 Paris-Roubaix; AIGCP managing director Eisenga says 2017 UCI WorldTour reform deadline ‘a challenge’; Cadel Evans playing down chances of Nationals win; Laurens Ten Dam’s […]


Kreuziger’s public defence raises further questions about doping case

The denial had echoes of another rider who also previously worked with Michele Ferrari: Lance Armstrong. On Saturday Roman Kreuziger released a statement, which began with these words. “My name is Roman Kreuziger. I am a professional cyclist. I have never tested positive for doping.” The statement went on to proclaim his innocence of the […]


UCI wants ban of between two to four years for Kreuziger, loss of results from March 2011

The Court of Arbitration for Sport confirmed Tuesday that it had initiated a procedure filed by the UCI and WADA against the clearing of Roman Kreuziger by the Czech Olympic Committee relation to charges of blood doping. It outlined a range of penalities that the UCI hopes will be applied to the rider, including the […]


Kreuziger’s lawyer claims rider suffers from hypothyroidism and that bio passport samples were handled incorrectly

Commenting five days after the UCI and WADA confirmed that they plan to appeal Roman Kreuziger’s clearing of biological passport infringements to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the rider’s legal counsel has issued a statement reiterating the rider’s innocence. According to that counsel Dr. Jan Stovicek, over half of Kreuziger’s samples were not […]