Lance Armstrong

Report: Armstrong understood to have met USADA chief Tygart, continuing efforts to have ban reduced

Lance Armstrong’s ongoing bid to have his lifetime ban reduced has always hinged on him cooperating with anti-doping officials and providing new information advantageous in pursuing additional cases, but the rider has been reluctant to cooperate until now. Indeed while he met with the Cycling Independent Reform Commission (CIRC) during its year-long investigation into cycling’s […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Quintana holds on to win Tirreno-Adriatico as Cancellara takes final time trial; Mollema satisfied with time trial improvements; Cookson unimpressed with Armstrong’s plans to return to Tour de France; Welsh start and toughest ever summit finish for Tour of Britain; Blythe: I’m very impressed by […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Peter Sagan wins stage 6 of Tirreno-Adriatico; Fabian Cancellara leads criticism of snow-affected Tirreno-Adriatico stage; The Inner Ring dissects Paris-Nice; How the Race was Won – Paris-Nice; Marianne Vos will miss the next two World Cup rounds; Sick of Lance Armstrong stories?; The Japanese Odyssey; […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Richie Porte leads Sky 1-2 on stage 4 of Paris-Nice; Jens Debusschere claims crash-marred stage 1 at Tirreno-Adriatico; Joon Yong Seo wins stage 5 of the Tour de Langkawi; Giorgia Bronzini wins Molecaten Drentse 8; Women’s WorldTour, two-tiered system amongst changes proposed by UCI Women’s […]

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Verbruggen claims CIRC report clears him of allegations, shrugs off criticism

Despite the strong criticism of his UCI presidency expressed in the Cycling Independent Reform Commission (CIRC) report, Hein Verbruggen has issued a statement claiming that the inquiry has essentially cleared his name. “I have studied the CIRC report and I am satisfied that it confirms what I have always said: that there have never been […]

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CIRC Independent Commission report severely critical of past UCI practices

Revealing the details of a year-long investigation into the past activities of the UCI plus its handling of anti-doping matters, the Cycling Independent Reform Commission (CIRC) has concluded that there were serious errors with the governing body’s approach to the subject and has blamed several key individuals for those failings. CIRC was established by the […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Mark Cavendish wins Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne for a second time; Samuel Dumoulin wins La Drome Classic; Niccolo Bonifazio claims victory in the GP di Lugano; Ian Stannard takes second consecutive Omloop Het Nieuwsblad win; Anna van der Breggen completes comeback with women’s Het Nieuwsblad win; Greg Van […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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