Cookson says UCI will try to tighten up on corticoids and other grey area substances

Speaking about a misuse of cortisone which was highlighted in the Cycling Independent Reform Commission (CIRC) report, UCI president Brian Cookson has said that the UCI is concerned by the use of this and other grey area products and will try to eliminate any abuses. The CIRC report looked into historic and current doping practices […]


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 […]


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 […]


WADA proposes Tramadol remains a monitored rather than a banned substance in 2015

Although there is growing concern about the use of the powerful painkiller tramadol in cycling, the World Anti Doping Agency has confirmed to CyclingTips that it is not currently envisaged that the substance will be added to the prohibited list in 2015. According to a WADA spokesperson the painkiller, which has been described by some […]