Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Bonifazio wins stage two of Tour of Hainan, pushes defending champion Hofland out of yellow; SAIDS, UCI confirm Daryl Impey probenecid case won’t be appealed to CAS; Vuelta a España to add women’s one day race to 2015 event; Armitstead says it’s ‘pretty crazy’ that […]


Armstrong Qui Tam case: Landis and US Government granted permission to seek documents from UCI

Lance Armstrong’s attempt to defend himself from a multi-million dollar Qui Tam whistleblower lawsuit has become a more difficult task after the judge overseeing the case granted a motion to allow evidence gathered overseas to be used in the case. On September 12 the rider’s former team-mate Floyd Landis sought what was termed a ‘Letter […]


UCI requests review of Astana’s WorldTour licence as third rider linked to team tests positive

The UCI has revealed that a third rider linked to the Astana cycling team has tested positive and has formally requested that its Licence Commission undertakes a full review of the management and anti-doping policies of the Astana Pro Team. Today’s announcement appears to raise the possibility that the Kazakhstan team could lose its WorldTour […]


SAIDS confirms that deadline for appeal in Impey probenecid case has not yet passed

Although over a month has elapsed since an anti-doping tribunal in South Africa cleared Daryl Impey in relation to his positive test, it has been confirmed that UCI and WADA still have time to consider if they will appeal the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Under anti-doping rules, appeals must be […]


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 […]