What went wrong with the Tour of Beijing

Commenting after last week’s news that the Tour of Beijing will cease to exist after next month’s race, the managers of three WorldTour teams have expressed disappointment, saying that they considered a top-level event in China to be important for the future of the sport. The UCI confirmed this week that the contract between its […]


WADA confirms support for new anti-doping tribunal announced by UCI

Confirming that the changes announced on Thursday by the UCI to the anti-doping process are within the rules, the World Anti Doping Agency WADA has told CyclingTips that it believes the measure will be a step forward in the fight against banned substances and methods. The UCI stated that its management committee had approved plans […]


End to national federations judging their own athletes as UCI announces new anti-doping tribunal

The risk of any national cycling federations or anti-doping organisations showing bias towards athletes in disciplinary processes have evaporated following an announcement by the UCI that it has cleared a significant change to the system. A number of past processes have been faulted and ended up at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) after […]


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. […]


No Vuelta for Kreuziger as CAS upholds provisional suspension

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has blocked Roman Kreuziger’s hopes of riding the Vuelta a España, deciding Wednesday that his appeal against the provisional suspension imposed on him by the UCI was invalid. CAS issued the decision a short while ago and closed off the Czech rider’s last chance of riding the Spanish […]


WADA says that provisional suspension handed to Kreuziger doesn’t contravene its anti-doping code

As Tinkoff Saxo team owner Oleg Tinkov continues to threaten legal action against the UCI over the provisional suspension handed to Roman Kreuziger over irregularities in his biological passport, the World Anti Doping Agency has verified that it believes the UCI has not crossed any lines with its move. “The provisional suspension issued by the […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Gianni Meersman wins final stage and the overall at the Tour de Wallonie; Jesse Kerrison wins stage 2 of Tour of the Murray River, Brenton Jones wins stage 3 and maintains overall lead; Team Belkin’s future guaranteed after letter of intent signed with Lotto and […]


Audio: UCI president Cookson rejects any suggestion of Makarov shielding Menchov

UCI president Brian Cookson has rejected any question of Russian UCI management committee member and Katusha team owner Igor Makarov having influence over the handling of the Denis Menchov case, saying that there was no interference in the matter. On Saturday it was confirmed that Menchov had been handed a two year ban and disqualified […]


Menchov given two year ban, disqualified from three Tours de France

Over a year after his-then Katusha team announced that Denis Menchov was walking away from the sport, citing a knee injury as the reason, it has emerged that the Russian rider has been suspended for biological passport violations. In a list of doping sanctions displayed on its website, Menchov is listed as having been given […]


UCI reacts to TUE criticism in Froome case, promises changes

The UCI has undertaken to change the way therepeutic use exemptions (TUEs) are handled in the sport, with the governing body telling CyclingTips that there will not be a repeat of the conditions which saw its scientific advisor Dr. Mario Zorzoli grant Chris Froome a TUE in the recent Tour de Romandie. “Working closely with […]