Italian Leonardo Bertagnolli Charged With Doping

PARIS, June 27, 2012 (AFP) - Italy's Leonardo Bertagnolli is facing charges of doping as a result of abnormal readouts on his biological passport, cycling's governing body the UCI announced on Wednesday. Bertagnolli is the ninth rider to faces charges triggered by the UCI's biological passport program which tests, charts and then compares the blood and urine values of athletes over … [Read more...]

UCI Firess Back At Criticism Over Passport Programme

PARIS, Aug 11, 2011 (AFP) - World cycling's ruling body has angrily hit back at suggestions by Cervelo co-founder Gerard Vroomen that the International Cycling Union (UCI) has lacked bite in implementing its own biological passport programme. Vroomen, who launched the Cervelo Test Team in 2010 only for the outfit to be integrated into Garmin for the 2011 season, made the claims on a website … [Read more...]

UCI Says More Passport Doping Positives Could Be On The Way

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PARIS, June 23, 2011 - World cycling's governing body warned on Thursday that several blood samples are undergoing expert scrutiny to determine whether blood doping or manipulation has taken place. Using its pioneering biological passport programme, the International Cycling Union (UCI) has snared several top professionals despite the fact they had not tested positive for banned … [Read more...]