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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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French newspaper claims UCI hasn’t followed WADA’s rules over TUE approval

Following on from its claims last week that the UCI may have broken its own rules over the approval of the use of a corticosteroid by Chris Froome in the Tour de Romandie, a race the Briton went on to win, the French Journal du Dimanche newspaper said on Sunday that the UCI had not […]

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UCI says CADF will address Froome’s calls for more testing at Mount Teide

The UCI has said that it is moving to address the issue of anti-doping testing at some high altitude locations, with the governing body responding to comments on the matter on Wednesday by Chris Froome. Froome, who won the 2013 Tour de France and who has been training at Mount Teide in Tenerife, called for […]

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Rogers cleared but questions about clenbuterol remain

The UCI announced on Wednesday that Tinkoff-Saxo rider Michael Rogers would not be sanctioned for an adverse analytical finding for clenbuterol following the Japan Cup Cycle Road Race late last year. Rogers won the race on October 20 – only three days after he left China following the Tour of Beijing – and thus told […]

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Should the Oceania Tour and Asia Tour be merged?

As little as nine years ago there were 29 race days on the UCI Oceania Tour. Last year there were just seven. In the same period the Asia Tour had 154 days of racing and the Europe Tour had 610. And this weekend, the Oceania Road Championships take place in Toowoomba, marking the end of […]

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The UCI Oceania Tour explained

The 2014 Oceania Road Championships are being held in Toowoomba, Queensland this weekend, bringing this year’s Oceania Tour to a close … even though it’s only February. So what is the Oceania Tour? Jono Lovelock explains.

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Interview with Brian Cookson

Reflecting on the first three months as President, Brian Cookson also talks about the future of the Independent Commission, Women in cycling and lots more…

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