Team Sky Sidelines Sergio Henao Over Blood Value Concerns

Team Sky Giro Team Time Trial

LONDON, March 19, 2014 (AFP) - British-based cycling team Sky said Wednesday it was withdrawing Colombian rider Sergio Henao from competition after an internal review led to questions over his blood values. The 26-year-old was born at altitude in Rionegro and still lives and trains in the region. Now Sky have said Henao will be subject to an "altitude research program". It may … [Read more...]

Russia’s Kirill Sveshnikov Is Suspended After Positive Test

MOSCOW, March 05, 2014 (AFP) - Medal-winning Russian track and road cyclist Kirill Sveshnikov has been suspended from competition and training after testing positive for a banned substance, the Russian anti-doping agency RUSADA said Wednesday. The ruling was based on Sveshnikov's 'A' sample from the Russian track championships in January, RUSADA said in a statement, without disclosing … [Read more...]

Eight Year Suspension Imposed On Patrick Sinkewitz

Lausanne, 24 February 2014 - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has upheld the appeal filed by Nationale Anti-Doping Agentur Deutschland (NADA) against Patrick Sinkewitz. As a consequence, Patrik Sinkewitz is declared ineligible to compete for a period of 8 years. The German Anti-doping Agency had filed an appeal at the CAS to challenge the decision rendered on 19 June 2012 by the German … [Read more...]

Inquiry Offers Reduced Sanctions For Doping Confessions

GENEVA, Feb 11, 2014 (AFP) - An inquiry commission set up by cycling's global governing body the UCI on Tuesday appealed to riders who were doped in the past to come forward in exchange for reduced punishment. "The primary purpose of our investigation is not to punish doping offenders but to learn from the past so we can help ensure a better future for cycling," commission chief Dick … [Read more...]

Michael Rogers Has Adverse Analytical Finding For Clenbuterol

Today, Michael Rogers has been advised by the UCI that he returned an adverse analytical finding for clenbuterol in an A-sample taken in connection with Japan Cup on the 20th October 2013. Michael Rogers immediately informed Saxo-Tinkoff's management about the notification from the UCI. The Australian explained to the team management that he never ingested the substance knowingly nor … [Read more...]

UCI Launches Doping Case Against Jonathan Tiernan-Locke

Jonathan Locke Team Sky 2013

GENEVA, Dec 17, 2013 (AFP) - World cycling's governing body has started disciplinary proceedings against Team Sky rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke for a doping violation, the UCI said on Tuesday. "The analysis of the biological passport of Mr Jonathan Tiernan-Locke by the Experts Panel has demonstrated an anti-doping rule violation (use of prohibited substances and/or methods)," the UCI said … [Read more...]

Disgraced Doper Danilo Di Luca Banned For Life

ROME, Dec 05, 2013 - Italian cyclist Danilo Di Luca was on Thursday banned for life after testing positive for the banned blood booster erythropoietin (EPO) before this year's Tour of Italy. The punishment was meted out by the Italian Olympic Committee (Coni). Di Luca, 37, failed the control in an out of competition test on April 29, forcing him to quit the Giro d'Italia. The … [Read more...]

Chris Froome Welcomes Tougher Doping Penalties

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NAIROBI, Nov 19, 2013 (AFP) - Tour de France champion Chris Froome has welcomed the introduction of tougher penalties for doping, and admitted that he had been personally "hit hard" by accusations he had cheated. Speaking at the end of a private visit to Kenya, the country of his birth and where he first fell in love with the sport, Froome said cycling was now a much cleaner sport than … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team Statement: Alessandro Ballan

Ballan The BMC Racing Team is aware of, and will continue to monitor, CONI's legal proceedings involving Alessandro Ballan. Prior to a decision by the relevant authorities, the team will rely upon internal policies to determine the status of Ballan. At this time, no decision to remove him from active status has been made. As has been previously stated, the charges stem from a time period prior … [Read more...]

UCI DopingTruth Commission ‘Early In The New Rear’

Lance Armstrong US Postal Team

Lance Armstrong US Postal Team by Johannes MYBURGH JOHANNESBURG, Nov 13, 2013 (AFP) - International cycling's "truth and reconciliation commission" after the Lance Armstrong doping scandal should be up and running early next year, the world cycling boss told AFP Wednesday. "I'm hoping to make an announcement in a couple of weeks and I'm hoping that the whole thing will be up … [Read more...]