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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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