biological passport

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 […]


WADA and UCI both appeal Roman Kreuziger biological passport case to CAS

Both the World Anti Doping Agency and the UCI have decided to fight the decision taken last month by the Czech Olympic Committee to clear Roman Kreuziger of anomalies in his biological passport, with the bodies confirming that they will bring the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. “After reviewing the full case […]


Kreuziger cleared by Czech Olympic Committee over biological passport doping case

Two days before the Elite time trial and six days before the Elite road race at cycling’s world championships, Roman Kreuziger has been given a green light to return to competition by the Czech Olympic Committee (COC)’s arbitration panel. The Tinkoff Saxo rider had been under investigation for possible blood doping after biological passport anomalies […]


What teams can learn from the Tiernan-Locke case

The Tiernan-Locke case – and, also, the Roman Kreuziger situation – have shown that there are risks to teams in signing riders from other squads. With the UCI biological passport potentially taking a couple of years to detect anomalies, there is a chance that one team will have to deal with the repercussions of what […]


Kreuziger case to be heard on September 11, verdict due September 22

The biological passport case involving Roman Kreuziger will go before a panel in just over two weeks’ time, with the Czech Cycling Federation confirming today that a date has been set for September 11 and that a ruling will follow. The Tinkoff Saxo rider is facing a possible lengthy ban due to irregularities in his […]


UCI, Kreuziger and Tinkov react to rider’s suspension being upheld

Following on from Wednesday’s decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) that Roman Kreuziger’s provisional ban for a suspicious biological passport profile would not be lifted, the UCI, the rider and his team owner have give their reactions. The Tinkoff Saxo rider and his team confirmed on June 28th that he was under […]


Tiernan-Locke explains decision not to appeal suspension, questions if he will return to cycling

Two days after a two year suspension for biological passport irregularities was confirmed, Jonathan Tiernan-Locke has explained his reason for not appealing the case to CAS, saying financial considerations were the issue. “As before, I don’t feel I’ve been proven guilty. It’s just in the balance of doubt, and it’s not been offered to me,” […]


No Vuelta for Kreuziger as CAS upholds provisional suspension

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has blocked Roman Kreuziger’s hopes of riding the Vuelta a España, deciding Wednesday that his appeal against the provisional suspension imposed on him by the UCI was invalid. CAS issued the decision a short while ago and closed off the Czech rider’s last chance of riding the Spanish […]