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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Gilbert grabs second Giro d’Italia victory on stage 18, Contador gains more time on rivals; Tom Boonen claims stage 2 of the Belgium Tour, Brändle maintains his overall lead; Alexander Kristoff takes back-to-back wins at the Tour des Fjords; Neil van der Ploeg wins Tour […]

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George Bennett: ‘How do we stop cortisone in the sport? A few guys like me taking the fall is not the answer.’

Commenting almost three weeks after he was blocked from starting the Giro d’Italia due to low cortisol levels, the New Zealand rider George Bennett has issued a long statement about the situation, maintaining his innocence and faulting the current MPCC ruling in relation to the test. The MPCC is an anti-doping organisation that the majority […]

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MPCC says that Bardiani CSF team is under scrutiny after squad breaks its regulations

One day after the Bardiani-CSF team won stage 10 of the Giro d’Italia via Nicola Boem, the anti-doping MPCC group has indicated that the squad broke its rules in the run up to the race. The voluntary anti-doping movement comprises most of the WorldTour and Pro Continental teams in the sport. By joining they achieve […]

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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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