UCI explains why Katusha won’t be suspended over second doping case

Although the announcement of a second positive in less than two months appeared to position the Katusha team for a suspension under the UCI’s regulations, the governing body has clarified why the team won’t be sidelined. The UCI introduced Article 7.12.1 last January, a rule which states that a team notified of two anti-doping rule […]


Caruso facing potential lengthy ban after positive A sample for EPO; Katusha’s Vuelta participation won’t be affected

The UCI has announced that the Italian rider Giampaolo Caruso has had a positive A sample for EPO, with retesting of a sample taken over three years ago showing traces of the banned substance. The Katusha rider – who was also racing for the Russian team then – was subjected to an out of competition […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Elia Viviani sprints to victory on stage 1 of the Eneco Tour; Lucy Garner wins stage 1 of La Route de France; Chris Froome confirms Vuelta participation; Velocio-SRAM comes to a close after four-year run; Horner critical of UCI after asthma TUE denied; The test […]


Did Armstrong’s doctor cover up his doping? US federal government chasing details in court

Lawyers acting for the federal government have explained the reasons why they are seeking Lance Armstrong’s medical records, stating that it is crucial to understand if the doctor treating the rider for his cancer may have helped conceal his doping. Last week it emerged that the government had subpoenaed the Indiana University School of Medicine, […]

Andreu: Uncovering the truth about the hospital room is crucial

Reacting to the news that the US government has subpoenaed the Indiana University School of Medicine, seeking to compel it to provide records of Lance Armstrong’s treatments, Betsy Andreu has said that determining the truth about the Texan’s alleged hospital room admission is of fundamental importance. “It is the crux of everything,” Andreu, a former […]


Armstrong Qui Tam case: subpoena seeks to determine truth about alleged hospital confession

For Betsy Andreu, the wife of former US Postal Service rider Frankie Andreu, the biggest issue left in her long-standing dispute with Lance Armstrong is the question of whether or not he admitted doping to doctors treating him in 1996 for testicular cancer. Both Andreus stated under oath years ago that the Texan had told […]


Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Pelucchi triumphs again in Tour de Pologne, Kittel retains yellow; Boom wins stage one of the Tour of Denmark; Kocjan sprints to victory on stage two of the Tour of Utah; Mont Ventoux tipped to return to Tour de France in 2016; Commentary: Oleg Tinkov’s racist tweet; […]


Why cyclists cheat: seven possible reasons for doping

There’s a consensus in road cycling circles that the sport is cleaner than it was 10 to 15 years ago and yet barely a fortnight seems to go by without news of another positive test. So just how prevalent is doping in road cycling and, perhaps more importantly, why do riders insist on cheating? Psychologist […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Matteo Pelucchi claims stage 2 of the Tour of Poland, Kittel retains overall lead; Kiel Reijnen wins stage 1 of the Tour of Utah, Phinney third in his comeback race; Tom Danielson reveals positive test for synthetic testosterone; Vaughters, USADA comment on Danielson’s positive test; […]


Updated: Vaughters, USADA comment on Danielson’s positive case for synthetic testosterone

Confirming the news of Tom Danielson’s positive A test for synthetic testosterone, Jonathan Vaughters has said that the rider will be sidelined pending the results of his B sample. The Cannondale-Garmin CEO issued a brief statement in the wake of Danielson’s earlier admission that there was a doping case against him. “Tom Danielson notified Slipstream […]