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Velon interview part II: CEO Bartlett on UCI’s planned reforms and doping

Velon CEO Graham Bartlett has a long history in sport, working with companies such as UEFA and Nike and previously acting as commercial director for Liverpool Football Club. He heads up the new group unveiled yesterday that currently represents 11 UCI WorldTour teams and is pushing for big changes in the sport. In part I […]

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Nibali on Astana positives – “Risking and cheating today is for stupid people.”; Lack of anti-doping testing in Tenerife back under the spotlight; Jack Haig signs with Orica-GreenEdge; Sutton – Wiggins needs to raise the bar to make Rio Olympics team; Ciolek – I’ve forgotten […]

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Nibali on Astana positives: “Risking and cheating today is for stupid people.”

Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali has repeated his previous assertions that the Astana team does not have a systematic doping problem, dismissing any suggestions that a spate of positive tests linked to the team could reflect a coordinated policy. Speaking to the Guardian, Nibali was commenting after brothers Valentin and Maxim Iglinskiy tested positive […]

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Fourth rider linked to Astana team tests positive; Okishev fails A test for steroids

Already facing the scrutiny of the UCI Licence Commission, which will decide whether or not the team should be given a WorldTour licence for 2015, the doping cloud the Astana team is under has darkened with the news that a fourth rider with links to the team has tested positive. The UCI announced Wednesday that […]

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The Hardest Stage: Documentary on doping in German Cycling

In 2011 Germany television stations stopped broadcasting the Tour de France and cycling coverage has drastically been reduced. Its cycling superstars have been cast with a dark shadow after doping admissions in recent past and the current success stories such as Tony Martin, Marcel Kittel, John Degenkolb and Andre Greipel are the ones answering for […]

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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 […]

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Astana’s Fuglsang says he wouldn’t trust all of Tinkoff Saxo, defends team choice

Asked about his choice of team in light of the three positive tests which have hit the Astana squad in recent weeks, Jakob Fuglsang has explained his decision to sign with the squad, rejected any doping on his part and raised questions about Tinkoff Saxo. “To a certain extent I can understand people who doubt […]

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USA Cycling confirms Armstrong not permitted to ride Saturday’s Gran Fondo Hincapie

Following communication with the US Anti Doping Agency (USADA) and the UCI, USA Cycling has confirmed that Lance Armstrong’s planned participation in Saturday’s Hincapie Gran Fondo would contravene the lifetime ban the Texan was handed in 2012. “USA Cycling has been asked by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) to look into the Hincapie Gran Fondo […]

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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 […]

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Armstrong’s participation in Gran Fondo Hincapie under scrutiny by USADA

The planned participation of Lance Armstrong in George Hincapie’s Gran Fondo this coming Saturday is under question after the US Anti Doping Agency raised questions about the banned rider’s participation in the event. Armstrong received a lifetime ban from cycling in 2012 due to doping but has been confirmed as taking part in the Gran […]

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