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WADA confirms Hushovd didn’t break anti-doping Code in relation to Armstrong

Although he was criticized this week by Norwegian anti-doping authorities for not telling anyone that Lance Armstrong had admitted doping to him in 2011, Thor Hushovd appears not to have broken the World Anti Doping Agency’s rules in the matter. According to a WADA spokesman, Hushovd’s decision not to speak out about Armstrong’s admission to […]

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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 […]

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Xenon, Argon usage banned by WADA, four year bans move closer

Confirming indications earlier this year that it would likely prohibit the use of xenon gas due to the method of using it to effect changes in blood levels, the World Anti Doping Agency WADA has said that both it and the usage of another substance have been banned. “WADA has completed its amendment to Section […]

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Elia Viviani wins stage 4 at the USA Pro Challenge; Mauro Finetto wins stage 4 at the Tour du Limousin and takes overall lead; WADA calls on anti-doping organisations to retest stored samples for hGH; Contador’s backup named for Vuelta a España – how well […]

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WADA calls on anti-doping organisations to retest stored samples for hGH

The prospect of future positive tests from human growth hormone (hGH) have increased following a communication from the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) to anti-doping organisations that they should knuckle down to searching for signs of the substance. “WADA has taken the opportunity to remind anti-doping organizations (ADOs) that had previously stored blood serum samples […]

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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 […]

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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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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Peter Sagan wins stage 3 of the Tour de Suisse; WADA says UCI followed rules over Froome corticosteroid TUE; WADA appeals to CAS for longer bans for Johan Bruyneel and two other ex-US Postal team staff; Frank Schleck out of the Tour de Suisse with […]

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WADA criticises Spanish authorities over Operacion Puerto delay, agency bans use of xenon gas

The World Anti Doping Agency has issued a rebuke over delays in the resolution of the Operacion Puerto case, saying that it is not impressed by the long delays by Spanish authorities to reach a conclusion in the matter. The agency, the UCI and the Spanish anti doping agency all said in May 2013 that […]

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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 […]

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