Roman Kreuziger

The Week in Bike #47 – Who Pays?

Who’s going to be in the WorldTour next year? How should the WorldTour even work? Who’ll support this team? How about all these doping positives? Pretty much every question in cycling boils down, in terms of accountability or in terms of revenue, to “Who Pays?”, and the answer isn’t always so clear or simple. We […]

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Director General David Howman: How WADA is continuing to battle doping in cycling

World Anti Doping Agency Director General David Howman has confirmed a new weapon in the fight against doping, namely a rule due to come into existence on January 1 under which penalties will apply to anyone working with banned personnel, with those who have otherwise been found to have engaged in doping-related activities and even […]

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Kreuziger’s public defence raises further questions about biological passport doping case; Froome drops Giro plans: “The Tour will remain my main focus for 2015”; Boasson Hagen chasing success in Paris-Roubaix, Tour de France and worlds; Duarte inks deal to remain with Team Colombia; Graeme Brown […]

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Kreuziger’s public defence raises further questions about doping case

The denial had echoes of another rider who also previously worked with Michele Ferrari: Lance Armstrong. On Saturday Roman Kreuziger released a statement, which began with these words. “My name is Roman Kreuziger. I am a professional cyclist. I have never tested positive for doping.” The statement went on to proclaim his innocence of the […]

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: MPCC – Unfair to consider Astana WorldTour and Continental teams as same entity; Roman Kreuziger releases biological passport data; Andy Schleck receives 2010 Tour de France trophy; Roads to ride – the Col du Béal; Mayor Boris Johnson to consider car-free Sundays for London; GoPro […]

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The Week in Bike #42 – Why Cook Leftovers?

As he noted on Tumblr earlier this week, Cosmo found Matthias Brändle’s Hour Record attempt a welcome distraction from stories that seem to sound…familiar around this time of year. It’s important to pick out on new distinctions in the headlines, be they different concepts in how to manage the sport, or new takes on dodging the doping rap. We […]

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UCI wants ban of between two to four years for Kreuziger, loss of results from March 2011

The Court of Arbitration for Sport confirmed Tuesday that it had initiated a procedure filed by the UCI and WADA against the clearing of Roman Kreuziger by the Czech Olympic Committee relation to charges of blood doping. It outlined a range of penalities that the UCI hopes will be applied to the rider, including the […]

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Kreuziger’s lawyer claims rider suffers from hypothyroidism and that bio passport samples were handled incorrectly

Commenting five days after the UCI and WADA confirmed that they plan to appeal Roman Kreuziger’s clearing of biological passport infringements to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the rider’s legal counsel has issued a statement reiterating the rider’s innocence. According to that counsel Dr. Jan Stovicek, over half of Kreuziger’s samples were not […]

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WADA and UCI both appeal Roman Kreuziger biological passport case to CAS

Both the World Anti Doping Agency and the UCI have decided to fight the decision taken last month by the Czech Olympic Committee to clear Roman Kreuziger of anomalies in his biological passport, with the bodies confirming that they will bring the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. “After reviewing the full case […]

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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 […]

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