Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Joe Cooper claims stage 1 victory at the New Zealand Cycle Classic; Astana report expected in early February; Lawson Craddock heads home after TDU crash; Teams announced for the Tour de Langkawi; Doping in sport is a public health issue – WADA chief; What is […]


UCI: update on Astana investigation, CIRC report and more

February appears set to be a busy month for the UCI in terms of ongoing assessments of situations linked to doping, with the outcome of not one but two major reports set to be announced in the coming weeks. Speaking to CyclingTips on Wednesday, UCI spokesman Louis Chenaille said that the first of those two […]


Andreu: Armstrong’s not sorry; his lawyers will subpoena Frankie

Responding to claims made by Lance Armstrong to the BBC in which he said that some of those whom he tried to apologise to had rebuked his efforts, Betsy Andreu has said that she believes his attempts were hollow and meaningless, and that the truth of his stance is reflected in more recent actions. Speaking […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Final teams announced for the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race; 10 things we’ll take from the 2015 Santos Tour Down Under; Five WorldTour teams vying for Fernando Gaviria?; Horner “couldn’t believe” Airgas-Safeway Tour of California snub; The battle to keep the TDU in January; […]


Armstrong: I wouldn’t change the doping, I’d change the behaviour

Speaking to the BBC in what is being billed as his first TV interview since appearing on the Oprah Winfrey show two years ago, Lance Armstrong has said that if he could turn back the clock, he would change the way he acted but not the taking of banned substances. Asked by BBC Sports Editor […]


Rocacorba Daily

In today’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily: Rohan Dennis flies to stage 3 win and overall lead in the Tour Down Under; Dani Diaz builds overall lead with stage 4 victory at the Tour de San Luis; Former Rabobank and Team Sky doctor Geert Leinders handed lifetime ban for doping violations; Dowsett forced to postpone […]


USADA passes Zorzoli details to UCI and CIRC, UCI suspends his anti-doping role pending investigation

Commenting after the American Arbitration Association (AAA) released its report explaining why it had handed a lifetime ban to former Rabobank and Team Sky doctor Geert Leinders, the US Anti Doping Agency (USADA) has confirmed to CyclingTips that the details of the investigation – including serious claims about the UCI’s scientific advisor Dr Mario Zorzoli […]


Leinders on lifetime ban: “I consider myself innocent”

Reacting to the lifetime ban handed down upon him by the American Arbitration Association today, former Rabobank and Team Sky doctor Geert Leinders appears dismissive of the outcome. “As a physician, I consider myself innocent in this matter,” he said, according to NOS. He also made clear that the lifetime ban would have minimal impact […]


Former Rabobank and Team Sky doctor Leinders handed lifetime ban for doping violations

Geert Leinders, former head doctor of the Rabobank team and also a past consultant doctor to Team Sky, has been handed a lifetime ban after being found guilty of repeated doping practices while with the Dutch team. The US Anti Doping Agency (USADA), Anti-Doping Denmark (ADD) and Anti-Doping Authority Netherlands (Doping autoriteit) jointly announced today […]


Rocacorba Daily

Fernando Gaviria outsprints Cavendish and Modolo to win stage 1 at the Tour de San Luis; Giorgia Bronzini survives Checker Hill to win in Campbelltown; Giro d’Italia wildcards announced: emphasis on Italian teams for Grand Tour; Cunego’s gamble pays off as Nippo-Vini Fantini get green light to pink race; CCC Sprandi Polkowice jubilant about wildcards […]