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A conversation with UCI President Brian Cookson: Tour de France, Froome, MTN-Qhubeka, night-time testing, motors and more

The recent Tour de France brought some great racing and also many talking points over the three weeks of action. As expected, battle was intense within the peloton, but there was also plenty of friction and discussion off the bike too. Chris Froome’s dominance and the actions of those questioning his performances was one big […]

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“Oxygen in a pill”: the next big thing in sports doping?

Much has been written in recent years about the future of doping in cycling and what drug, if any, will replace EPO as the substance of choice. Previously we published an article that looked at two compounds, GW1516 and AICAR, and considered whether their use might be widespread in the pro peloton, now or into […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Danny van Poppel wins final stage of the Tour de Wallonie, Terpstra wins overall; UCI suspends Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec team for 30 days, team appeals; Tejay van Garderen to race the Vuelta a Espana; Anna van der Breggen’s unassuming rise to the top; Live on-bike camera […]

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UCI suspends Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec team for 30 days, team appeals

The Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec team has become the first squad to be suspended under a new provision in the UCI’s anti-doping rules, with the Italian squad being handed a 30 day freeze. The UCI announced its Disciplinary Commission’s decision on Wednesday, saying that the squad would be unable to compete between August 1 and 30. The […]

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Tour de France: LeMond repeats calls for greater transparency in the sport

VALENCE, France (CT) – Triple Tour de France winner Greg LeMond has appealed for greater transparency in the sport of cycling, saying that the riders, teams and bodies such as the UCI all have a part to play in helping to win back public trust. The American, who is on the race as a Eurosport […]

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Orica GreenEdge names best all round Tour de France team in its history; RCS Sport announces return of its ‘Trittico di Autunno’ trio of races; Alpecin to drop ‘doping for your hair’ slogan during the Tour de France; Small to debut for Bigla Pro Cycling in the […]

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Anti-Doping Denmark report finds Riis encouraged or tolerated doping, but Dane escapes punishment; Kittel inching back into form prior to Giant-Alpecin’s Tour roster announcement; Injury woes rule Schleck out of Tour de France, Trek Factory Racing announces squad; Van Garderen’s backup named for Tour de France, Dennis […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Rasmussen claims cover-up prior to Anti Doping Denmark report, Sorensen admits past drug use; The fight between ASO, UCI and teams for the future of pro cycling; Contador plays down Route du Sud victory; Col du Galibier expected to be cut from Tour de France; […]

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Rasmussen claims cover-up prior to Anti Doping Denmark report, Sorensen admits past drug use

Former Tour de France King of the Mountains Michael Rasmussen has forced another now-retired rider to open up about past drug use, with the former’s claims of a cover up prompting Nicki Sorensen to come forward. Ramussen was one of the key witnesses in the Anti-Doping Denmark report, which is due to be released Tuesday, […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Simon Spilak wins the Tour de Suisse; Alberto Contador takes overall victory at Route du Sud; Lisa Brennauer wins the Aviva Women’s Tour; Andre Greipel wins the Ster ZLM Toer; Amanda Spratt takes solo victory in the Giro del Trentino Alto Adige – Südtirol; Quintana […]

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