Sergio Henao Cleared By Team Sky To Race

PARIS, June 11, 2014 (AFP) - Colombian rider Sergio Henao, sidelined by Team Sky after questions over his blood values, has been cleared to return to competition in the Tour of Switzerland starting on Saturday. The 26-year-old climber was born at altitude in Rionegro and still lives and trains in the region. He was withdrawn from the race programme in March as a precautionary … [Read more...]

Team Sky Sidelines Sergio Henao Over Blood Value Concerns

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...]

IOC Deplores Ruling To Destroy Doping Evidence In Spain

LAUSANNE, May 01, 2013 (AFP) - The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday deplored a ruling by a Spanish court that bags of blood seized in a doping case be destroyed, preventing further probes into what has been described as the world's biggest doping network. Over 200 bags of blood were seized from Eufemiano Fuentes, a sports doctor sentenced on Tuesday to a year in prison for … [Read more...]

Eufemiano Fuentes Provided Tyler Hamilton A Doping Program

Disgraced former American cyclist Tyler Hamilton claimed on Tuesday he was given performance enhancing drugs as well as blood transfusions by Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes. Doctor Fuentes is the principal accused in the "Operacion Puerto" trial examining whether the blood transfusions he carried out on a number of high-profile cyclists endangered public health. Hamilton though … [Read more...]

Sentjens Admits Doping, Announces Retirement

BRUSSELS - Belgian cyclist Roy Sentjens announced his retirement from the sport on Saturday after admitting taking the banned blood booster EPO. The Milram team rider's decision follows the provisional ban he received on Wednesday from cycling's ruling body the UCI triggered by his positive test for EPO in an out-of-competition control in August. Sentjens, who had originally denied any … [Read more...]

Landis Admits Doping, And Points Fingers

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2010 (AFP) - Cyclist Floyd Landis, who lost his Tour de France title after a positive drug test, has admitted systematic doping and accused fellow American Lance Armstrong of doing the same, two reports said Thursday. The Wall Street Journal reported that Landis acknowledged his own drug use and accused fellow cyclists of doping in emails he sent to cycling officials and … [Read more...]

Operation Puerto affair reopened

MADRID, Feb 14, 2008 (AFP) - The Operation Puerto blood-doping affair involving about 60 cyclists and which erupted in May 2006, has been reopened, Madrid prosecutors' said on Thursday. A raid on the Madrid laboratory of Dr Eufemiano Fuentes uncovered doping products, bags of blood and codenames which appeared to link top athletes to a highly-organised system of doping via blood … [Read more...]