Anti-Doping Bodies To Meet One Year After Lance Armstrong

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 12, 2013 (AFP) - World sports leaders will meet in Johannesburg from Tuesday to decide the future of the anti-doping battle, a year after cyclist Lance Armstrong's fall from glory. The doping police will consider stricter punishments for transgressors, as the repercussions of the disgraced Tour de France hero's confession to using banned substances are still felt in … [Read more...]

Chris Froome Shows Human Side To Boost Anti-Doping Quest

by Justin Davis L'ALPE D'HUEZ, France, July 18, 2013 (AFP) - Being the number one doping suspect or a normal human being with physiological limits like the rest of the peloton can be a fine line on the Tour de France. By the end of an epic 18th stage won by Frenchman Christophe Riblon, yellow jersey holder Chris Froome had boosted his quest to be seen as the latter. On … [Read more...]

Tour de France In Favour Of Independent Dope Testing

The Beauty of The Tour de France

VERSAILLES, France, Feb 7, 2013 - Tour de France organisers are in favour of an independent body to deal with anti-doping issues in professional cycling across the board, race director Christian Prudhomme said on Thursday. Prudhomme said that for this year's edition of Paris-Nice, which starts on March 3, they were keen to secure the services of the French anti-doping agency (AFLD) as … [Read more...]

UCI Launches Anti-Doping Hotline For Pro Riders

PARIS, Jan 16, 2013 - The International Cycling Union (UCI) on Wednesday launched an anti-doping helpline for professional riders, in the wake of the damaging fallout from American Lance Armstrong's spectacular fall from grace. The free 24-hour, confidential helpline (+ 800 8884 8884), which will take calls in English and French, can be accessed from anywhere in the world and "is for … [Read more...]

Italy Team Boss Under Investigation

ROME, Oct 12, 2011 (AFP) - Italy team boss Paolo Bettini, a former world champion, is under investigation by the prosecutor in Padua for abuse of office. Bettini is accused of having alerted a cyclist to an anti-doping test, however he claims that was normal. Bettini is supposed to have told a cyclist about a test ahead of the 2010 World Championships in Melbourne. "As part … [Read more...]

Prudhomme “delighted” at Anti-Doping Efforts

AURILLAC, France, July 12, 2011 (AFP) - Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme applauded the race's anti-doping efforts Tuesday hours after Russian cyclist Alexandr Kolobnev quit the race in disgrace. Kolobnev became the first rider to be forced out of the July 2-24 event after an 'A' sample from the Katusha rider tested positive for a banned substance. A statement from … [Read more...]

UCI Plays Down “Secret” Doping List

Written by: Justin Davis PARIS, May 13, 2011 - The International Cycling Union (UCI) on Friday hit out at the leaking of a "secret" list of riders who warranted special attention from anti-doping controllers at last year's Tour de France. L'Equipe newspaper on Friday said a "secret" list was created by the UCI after blood samples taken two days before last year's race were compared … [Read more...]

Tour of California Announces Comprehensive Anti Doping Protocols

LOS ANGELES – AEG and Amgen, together with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), announced today their continued commitment to clean athletes and fair competition with the planned implementation of the most comprehensive anti-doping program in the history of the Amgen Tour of California. The 2011 Tour’s anti-doping program builds upon the event’s previous anti-doping protocols and represents … [Read more...]

Bike Pure ‘Support a Future Champion’ Program

Bike Pure are encouraging cycle stores worldwide to embrace the organizations anti-doping principles by supporting their local riders and/or teams through the sale of the Bike Pure headset spacer which is produced by Token Products. Cycle stores can obtain our headset spacers FREE OF CHARGE (all we ask is shipping costs are covered) and sell them in their store. Money raised will be used to … [Read more...]

Tour of California Out To Catch The Cheats

ADDITIONAL ANTI-DOPING TESTING PROTOCOLS ANNOUNCED FOR 2010 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES (April 30, 2010) – AEG, with the support of Amgen and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), today announced additional testing protocols for the fifth annual Amgen Tour of California as part of the race’s comprehensive anti-doping initiatives. Designed to supplement the Union Cycliste … [Read more...]