Astana and Iglinskiy reverse decision to have rider’s B sample tested, team won’t ride Tour of Beijing

Weekend predictions that the Astana team and its rider Maxim Iglinskiy would, in fact, not have his B sample checked proved to be correct, with the team announcing today that the rider would not dispute his positive A sample test for EPO. “Astana Pro Team has moved to act upon the decision by rider Maxim […]


MPCC won’t immediately push for Astana suspension over Iglinskiy positive

The MPCC anti-doping movement has said that it won’t immediately require the Astana team to suspend itself, as per MPCC rules, over Tuesday’s news of Maxim Iglinskiy’s A sample for EPO. While the movement’s regulations call on teams to sideline themselves from competition after positive tests, the MPCC has issued a clarification of the rules […]


Vuelta without defending champion as Horner blocked from starting by MPCC rules

Chris Horner’s aim of defending his Vuelta a España title has derailed even before the race has started, with the American rider blocked from taking part due to a drop in his cortisol levels. Horner’s Lampre Merida team is a member of the Mouvement Pour Un Cyclisme Crédible (MPCC) anti-doping organisation. It includes a requirement […]