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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Greipel wins stage two of Paris-Nice with perfectly-timed sprint; Caleb Ewan gets stage win and yellow jersey in Tour de Langkawi; Contador announces he’ll remain with Tinkoff-Saxo in 2016, Tinkov confirms it will be his final season; Ag2r’s Lloyd Mondory positive for EPO, faces possible four year […]

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Lampre-Merida quits MPCC over Ulissi case

A standoff between the MPCC anti-doping group and the Lampre-Merida team over the situation involving the rider Diego Ulissi has led to the team announcing it is withdrawing from the group with immediate effect. Ulissi won two stages in last year’s Giro d’Italia but then tested positive for excessive levels of Salbutamol. His test, taken […]

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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 […]

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Lotto-Soudal doctor calls for greater restrictions on tramadol use

Speaking out against the still-legal use of powerful painkillers in the pro peloton, Lotto-Soudal doctor Jan Mathieu has said that more needs to be done to try to stamp out the use of tramadol in the sport. Mathieu’s team is part of the MPCC anti-doping organisation. It has regulations against the use of tramadol, with […]

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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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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Kristoff triumphs on stage three of Tour of Oman; Lobato holds off Degenkolb to win stage two of Vuelta a Andalucia; Thomas grabs stage win and race lead on stage two of Volta ao Algarve; Cimolai triumphant in sprint at Trofeo Laigueglia; Australian women set new team […]

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MPCC announces it now encompasses all Pro Continental teams

The MPCC anti-doping movement has continued to gain strength and has announced that it now includes every Pro Continental squad in the peloton after the CCC Sprandi Polkowice squad was accepted as a new member. The body, whose members voluntarily accept stricter anti-doping rules than others, now features 19 Pro Continental teams. It also includes […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Alexander Kristoff takes a third Tour of Qatar stage victory; Lampre-Merida insists it hasn’t violated MPCC rules with retention of Ulissi; Cameron Wurf’s year away from the WorldTour; La Course by La Vuelta to go ahead after Belgium Tour changes dates; Lampre – Not re-signing […]

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Lampre-Merida insists it hasn’t violated MPCC rules with retention of Ulissi

Responding to Thursday’s MPCC statement which referred to its rule about not signing riders with bans of six months or longer plus the way that statement was interpreted, Diego Ulissi’s Lampre-Merida team has insisted it has done nothing wrong. “After having read today’s press release from MPCC after the Board of Directors meeting which was […]

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MPCC awaiting clarification from Lampre-Merida over plans to retain Ulissi

The MPCC has responded to a statement by Diego Ulissi’s Lampre-Merida team this week saying that he will return to competition with the squad in the Vuelta al Pais Vasco, with the anti-doping body saying that it is seeking clarification from the squad. In a communication issued today, the MPCC noted that all of its […]

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