Armstrong and CIRC: Questions were limited, reduction in lifetime ban thought unlikely

Although Lance Armstrong recently gave the impression that he was fully cooperative with the Cycling Independent Reform Commission, telling the BBC that he gave full details in two meetings with the independent body, it appears that version of events may be misleading. “I have met them twice, they have asked me not to go into […]


What’s next for Astana? Team indicates it will fight UCI request to withdraw licence

Responding to the UCI’s stated request to its Licence Commission to withdraw Astana’s WorldTour licence, the team has indicated that it will fight the decision before that commission and may also take the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The statement raises the prospect of a battle between the team of Tour […]


Ballan aiming for possible August return after CAS reduces doping suspension

He was handed a two year ban from cycling in January 2014 but following a successful appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, former world champion Alessandro Ballan has received a six month reduction to that suspension. The Italian rider will be eligible to return on August 17, although it remains to be seen […]


Tour champion Nibali may require wildcard invite as Astana faces withdrawal of licence

Despite having Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali on its roster, the Astana squad has realised that the UCI’s previous promise to keep it under close scrutiny was far from an empty one. Following a thorough investigation of the team by the Institute of Sport Sciences of the University of Lausanne (ISSUL), the governing body […]


Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Dekker unsuccessful in hour record bid; Dennis continues status as quickest rider; UCI protest leads to E3 Harelbeke dropping sexist poster; Synergy Baku team suspends Alexandr Pliuschin after positive test; Rojas Cubero provisionally suspended after positive A sample for clostebol; Martyn Ashton interview: Despite paralysis, goal is […]


Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: UCI still awaiting receipt of Independent Commission doping report, details to be released in March; Contador: Winning the Giro and Tour would mean my career would be remembered more; Tour de San Luis talents Gaviria and Contreras sign two year contracts with Etixx-QuickStep; Lotto-Soudal doctor calls for […]


UCI still awaiting receipt of Independent Commission doping report, details to be released in March

Although the Cycling Independent Reform Commission (CIRC)’s inquiry into the Lance Armstrong/US Postal Service affair, the UCI’s conduct around that time and doping in general is scheduled to be completed by the end of this month, the UCI has confirmed that the final outcome of that might not be disclosed for a couple more weeks […]


Cookson tells cycling world to prepare for ‘uncomfortable’ CIRC doping report

Speaking in advance of the release of the long awaited, year long investigation into Lance Armstrong, the US Postal Service, past doping and the UCI’s actions around that time, Brian Cookson has cautioned everyone involved in cycling to brace themselves for what is coming. The UCI president was referring to the Cycling Independent Reform Commission […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Guardini wins stage one of the Tour of Oman; Boonen frustrated to miss victory but shows Classic form is coming; With high ambitions, Contador and Basso to get season underway Wednesday; World champion Kwiatkowski gunning for repeat victory in Volta ao Algarve; Armstrong lawyers respond […]


US Postal doping affair: CAS sets dates for cases involving Bruyneel, Martí and Celaya

It’s been a full eight months since WADA announced that it would appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in an attempt to secure longer bans from cycling for former US Postal manager Johan Bruyneel and two team staff. A date has now been set for that legal battle. CAS released a list […]