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 […]


Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Dekker unsuccessful in hour record bid; Dennis continues status as quickest rider; UCI protest leads to E3 Harelbeke dropping sexist poster; Synergy Baku team suspends Alexandr Pliuschin after positive test; Rojas Cubero provisionally suspended after positive A sample for clostebol; Martyn Ashton interview: Despite paralysis, goal is […]


Rocacorba Daily

Fernando Gaviria outsprints Cavendish and Modolo to win stage 1 at the Tour de San Luis; Giorgia Bronzini survives Checker Hill to win in Campbelltown; Giro d’Italia wildcards announced: emphasis on Italian teams for Grand Tour; Cunego’s gamble pays off as Nippo-Vini Fantini get green light to pink race; CCC Sprandi Polkowice jubilant about wildcards […]


Ulissi handed nine month ban over positive test but expresses relief

Double Giro d’Italia stage winner Diego Ulissi has said that he is pleased despite being handed a nine-month ban after testing positive for excessive levels of salbutamol, saying that the findings have shown he didn’t deliberately try to cheat. Under the ruling, the Swiss Olympic Association has handed him a ban stretching from June 25 […]


Ulissi returns to racing but is then sidelined again after UCI requests disciplinary measures be taken

He’s been sidelined for months since the news broke in June that he was facing likely disciplinary action over a positive test for high levels of salbutamol. Despite that, double Giro stage winner Diego Ulissi returned to racing in the Coppa Bernocchi on Tuesday, finishing 22nd after helping Lampre-Merida team-mate Filippo Pozzato to second place. […]


Double Giro stage winner Ulissi provisionally suspended after salbutamol positive

Winner of two stages during the Giro d’Italia, Diego Ulissi now faces a fight to avoid a suspension after he tested positive for the substance salbutamol during the race. Ulissi’s Lampre Merida team has announced the news and said that an anti-doping control taken at the end of stage 11 to Savona revealed the presence […]