SAIDS, UCI confirm Daryl Impey probenecid case won’t be appealed to CAS

Orica GreenEdge rider Daryl Impey can continue his career uninterrupted after the UCI and WADA have declined to appeal his probenecid case verdict to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The CEO of the South African Institute for Drug Free Sport (SAIDS), Khalid Galant, confirmed to CyclingTips Tuesday that no appeal had been lodged against […]


Armstrong Qui Tam case: Landis and US Government granted permission to seek documents from UCI

Lance Armstrong’s attempt to defend himself from a multi-million dollar Qui Tam whistleblower lawsuit has become a more difficult task after the judge overseeing the case granted a motion to allow evidence gathered overseas to be used in the case. On September 12 the rider’s former team-mate Floyd Landis sought what was termed a ‘Letter […]


Report: Pantani 1999 Giro exclusion didn’t follow correct protocol; was mafia involved?

The current investigation into the death of Marco Pantani is taking place alongside another separate enquiry relating to his exclusion from the 1999 Giro d’Italia, specifically in relation to claims that the Italian’s expulsion could have been related to mafia-like activities. A previous claim has resurfaced again in this regard; in 2007 the Italian mobster […]


Fuglsang suggests he may leave Astana if team loses WorldTour licence over doping cases

Speaking after three of his Astana team-mates were announced in the past five and a half weeks as having tested positive, Jakob Fuglsang has expressed concern at the situation and what it might do for his reputation. “It is not good for me and what people think about me,” the Danish rider told DR Sporten. […]


WADA confirms Hushovd didn’t break anti-doping Code in relation to Armstrong

Although he was criticized this week by Norwegian anti-doping authorities for not telling anyone that Lance Armstrong had admitted doping to him in 2011, Thor Hushovd appears not to have broken the World Anti Doping Agency’s rules in the matter. According to a WADA spokesman, Hushovd’s decision not to speak out about Armstrong’s admission to […]


Hushovd says Armstrong admitted doping to him in 2011, believes UCI likely hid evidence

Thor Hushovd has confirmed that he knew about Lance Armstrong’s doping in 2011, with the Norwegian saying that Armstrong told him then that he had used banned products during his career. The rider made the statement in his new autobiography Thor, which has initially been released in Norwegian but which is expected to be published […]


Astana pledges investigation into doping positives, calls on Iglinskiy brothers to speak to CIRC

Expected to be grilled by the UCI over the two positive tests for EPO by its riders Maxim and Valentin Iglinskiy, the Astana team has spoken about the cases and insisted it has nothing to hide. The Kazakhstan squad issued a statement Friday and lamented the positives. “This unfortunate event has led to concerns over […]


UCI to scrutinize Astana over EPO positives of Iglinskiy brothers, may fine team for missing Beijing

The positive tests for EPO recorded by both Maxim and Valentin Iglinskiy have caused their Astana team to miss the Tour of Beijing due to the rules of the MPCC anti-doping organisation of which it is a member, but there may be more serious repercussions for the squad. The UCI has expressed concerns that two […]


Astana and Iglinskiy reverse decision to have rider’s B sample tested, team won’t ride Tour of Beijing

Weekend predictions that the Astana team and its rider Maxim Iglinskiy would, in fact, not have his B sample checked proved to be correct, with the team announcing today that the rider would not dispute his positive A sample test for EPO. “Astana Pro Team has moved to act upon the decision by rider Maxim […]


Controversy as former ONCE manager Saiz returns to cycling

Eight years after he was sidelined from the sport due to his implication in the Operacón Puerto doping affair, former Once and Liberty Seguros general manager Manolo Saiz is returning to international cycling. According to plus EFE, the Spaniard is taking up a sporting manager role with the under 23 Baqué-Campos team and is […]