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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Valverde wins stage six of Vuelta a España ahead of Froome and Contador, takes back the lead; Dylan Teuns wins stage 5 of the Tour de l’Avenir, Miguel Lopez retains overall lead; Contador showing good form with third place on Vuelta’s first mountain stage; Despite […]

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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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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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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 […]

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