Second Iglinskiy brother tests positive; could Astana miss Lombardia, Almaty and Beijing?

Former Liège-Bastogne-Liège and Strade Bianche winner Maxim Iglinskiy has become the second Astana rider in less than a month to be handed a provisional suspension after a positive A-sample test for EPO. The 33 year old Kazakhstani rider joins his brother Valentin on the sidelines, with the latter also failing a test for the same […]


Germany considering jail terms for sportspeople and others involved in doping

Previously regarded as a country with very strict views against doping, Germany is considering stepping things up further with the possible introduction of prison terms for those involved in the use, possession or provision of banned substances. According to the Berliner Zeitung, the Ministries of Justice and Home Affairs are considering a new law to […]


WADA confirms support for new anti-doping tribunal announced by UCI

Confirming that the changes announced on Thursday by the UCI to the anti-doping process are within the rules, the World Anti Doping Agency WADA has told CyclingTips that it believes the measure will be a step forward in the fight against banned substances and methods. The UCI stated that its management committee had approved plans […]


Kreuziger cleared by Czech Olympic Committee over biological passport doping case

Two days before the Elite time trial and six days before the Elite road race at cycling’s world championships, Roman Kreuziger has been given a green light to return to competition by the Czech Olympic Committee (COC)’s arbitration panel. The Tinkoff Saxo rider had been under investigation for possible blood doping after biological passport anomalies […]


What teams can learn from the Tiernan-Locke case

The Tiernan-Locke case – and, also, the Roman Kreuziger situation – have shown that there are risks to teams in signing riders from other squads. With the UCI biological passport potentially taking a couple of years to detect anomalies, there is a chance that one team will have to deal with the repercussions of what […]


Anti Doping Denmark’s investigation into Riis, doping in cycling still ongoing

Anti Doping Denmark’s investigation into the sport of cycling continues onwards, with ADD confirming to CyclingTips that no decision or conclusion has been reached yet in relation to the enquiry. The investigation arose out of the doping cases of several riders and is thought to centre around Bjarne Riis, the current general manager of the […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: John Degenkolb takes his fourth sprint victory on stage 17 of the Vuelta; Michal Kwiatkowski wins Tour of Britain’s fourth stage, moves into overall lead; Rigoberto Uran out of Vuelta and will undergo specialist medical treatment to try to recover for worlds; Robert Gesink leaves […]


Valentin Iglinskiy provisionally suspended, fired by Astana after positive test for EPO

Astana rider Valentin Iglinskiy has been fired with immediate effect from the team, with the rider getting his marching orders after the UCI handed him a provisional suspension after a positive A test for EPO. The governing body disclosed Tuesday that the Kazakh rider was sidelined from the sport. “The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announces […]


All anti-doping tests from 2014 Tour de France declared negative

The Cycling Anti Doping Foundation (CADF), which manages the anti-doping programme of the UCI, has announced that there were no positive tests in this year’s Tour de France. The Swiss-based organisation has said that a total of 719 blood and urine controls were carried out on riders, and that none had been red-flagged. CADF Director […]


UCI awaiting Daryl Impey reasoned decision before deciding to appeal

The UCI has said that it is awaiting further details from the hearing which cleared Daryl Impey of doping charges before deciding if it will accept or appeal the ruling. The South African rider was told in June by his country’s national federation that he had tested positive for the banned diuretic Probenicid at an […]