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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Xenon gas as a performance-enhancing drug: doping or just hot air?
Last month The Economist published an article suggesting that Russian athletes have been using xenon gas as a performance-enhancing substances for a decade or more. While the practice is not specifically banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) it does raise questions about what constitutes doping and what practices should and shouldn’t be allowed. CyclingTips […]
WADA chief criticises Puerto outcome
(AFP) – The Director General of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) David Howman has criticised the decision of the judge in the Operation Puerto trial to not release over 200 blood bags for inspection.