WADA And The UCI Have The Operation Puerto Blood Bags

Montreal, July 6, 2016 (AFP) - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and International Cycling Union (UCI) said Wednesday they have taken possession of stored blood samples and plasma bags from the Spanish "Operation Puerto" doping case. A Madrid appeals court provided access to the samples from cyclists and athletes in tennis and football to WADA and the UCI last month and those samples are … [Read more...]

Tour de France Lab Able To Detect Micro Doping Levels

Saint-Lô, France, July 1, 2016 (AFP) - A French laboratory testing doping samples at the Tour de France is now able to detect micro doses of EPO, French sports newspaper l'Equipe said on Friday, as cycling battles to mend its damaged reputation. Many cyclists, such as disgraced American Lance Armstrong, have been banned for using the blood-booster EPO, but there were fears that riders had … [Read more...]

Tom Danielson Postpones His Doping Arbitration Hearing

Los Angeles, June 7, 2016 - An arbitration panel has agreed to postpone a hearing for US cyclist Tom Danielson, who tested positive for synthetic testosterone last year. Danielson revealed on his Twitter account last August that he had tested positive on July 9 of 2015. He was promptly suspended by his Cannondale-Garmin team, and remains provisionally suspended pending his arbitration … [Read more...]

Vorganov Free To Race After UCI Lifts Doping Ban

Catanzaro, Italy, May 10, 2016 - Cycling's ruling body on Monday lifted Russian Eduard Vorganov's provisional suspension for testing positive for meldonium. The Katusha rider was banned in February after he emerged as one of a slew of sportsmen and women who had tested positive for the Latvian-made anti-ischemia drug which boosts oxygen supply to the blood and tissues in the body. The … [Read more...]

Statement Regarding Simon Yates’ Adverse Analytical Finding

On April 22, the team was notified that Simon Yates has an adverse analytical finding from a test conducted at Paris-Nice, stage 6 on March 12, 2016. The positive result is for the substance Terbutaline. The substance was given to Simon Yates in the form an asthma inhaler and accordingly, this was noted by the team doctor on the Doping Control Form, signed at the time of the test. The … [Read more...]

Bicycle Motor Cheater Banned For Six Years By UCI


Lausanne, April 26, 2016 - The UCI global cycling governing body on Tuesday banned Femke Van den Driessche of Belgium for six years for the first recorded case of using hidden motors in racing. The organisation hailed a new scanner which detected the electric motor as a major breakthrough in the war against the sport's latest cheats. The motor was found in a bike used by the under-23 … [Read more...]

Riders Union Calls For Life Time Bans For Technological Doping


Paris, April 18, 2016 - International riders association (CPA) president Gianni Bugno has called for life bans for those caught with motorized bicycles. Bugno, a twice former world champion and two time Giro d'Italia winner during his racing career, was speaking to Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera a day after the newspaper and French TV program Stade 2 claimed to have detected possible … [Read more...]

Luca Paolini Gets Hit With A 18-Month Doping Ban For Cocaine


Lausanne, April 13, 2016 - Italian cyclist Luca Paolini was on Wednesday banned for 18 months after testing positive for cocaine at last year's Tour de France, cycling's ruling body the UCI announced. The suspension relates to the 39-year-old's failed dope test for the recreational drug on July 7 2015 which triggered his sacking by Katusha. The UCI said Paolini was "guilty of a … [Read more...]

New Claims Of “Mafia” Role In Marco Pantani Giro Exclusion

Milan, March 14, 2016 - Doubts over the expulsion of champion cyclist Marco Pantani from the 1999 Giro d'Italia resurfaced Monday after new claims of Mafia involvement in his downfall. Pantani died on February 14, 2004 from an overdose of cocaine and prescription drugs. He was found in suspicious circumstances in a Rimini hotel room. His family has argued that a third party may have … [Read more...]

The UCI Is Considering In Road Race Bike Motor Testing

By Ian Whittell London, March 5, 2016 (AFP) - Cycling bosses are investigating the possibility of testing riders in the middle of road races as they continue to combat the threat of mechanical doping in the sport. Belgian teenager Femke Van den Driessche was discovered to have a motor inside the frame of her bike at the recent cyclo-cross World Championships, a revelation that … [Read more...]