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...]

Katusha Wins Appeal With CAS Over World Tour Exclusion

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PARIS, Feb 15, 2013 - Russian cycling team Katusha has won its appeal to the the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to be reinstated in this year's UCI World Tour races. World cycling's governing body, UCI, had excluded Katusha from the circuit in December, leaving them at the mercy of of the organizers of the major Tours as to whether they are invited to compete or not. The CAS … [Read more...]

Katusha’s World Tour Request Rejected By CAS

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PARIS, Jan 10, 2013 - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Thursday rejected a provisional request from Russian cycling team Katusha to compete in this year's UCI World Tour races. "The CAS will now examine an appeal from Katusha who have asked that the commission's decision concerning the ban on their riders be cancelled and that Katusha are admitted (to the World Tour) for the … [Read more...]

Ricco Goes To CAS To Appeal 12-year Doping Ban

PARIS, June 26, 2012 - Italian cyclist Riccardo Ricco is to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in a bid to have his 12-year doping ban overturned, the CAS announced on Tuesday. Having already served a 20-month ban for doping during the 2008 Tour de France, during which he was found to have taken the banned blood-booster CERA, Ricco almost died in February last year after … [Read more...]

French Fans Say No Go To Contador

PARIS, June 10, 2011 (AFP) - Two-thirds of French cycling fans would rather defending champion Alberto Contador does not race in this year's Tour de France as he battles to shake off doping allegations, a poll showed on Friday. The controversial three-time Tour champion will take part in cycling's showpiece event in July, before his doping case is heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport … [Read more...]

CAS Has Set Date For Contador Appeal

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, May 20, 2011 - The doping case concerning three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador will be heard before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over three days here from June 6-8, CAS confirmed on Friday. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and world's cycling's governing body (UCI) are appealing the Spanish cycling federation's (RFEC) decision to … [Read more...]

Pellizotti, Caucchioli Get Two Year Doping Ban

ROME, March 8, 2011 - Italian cyclist Franco Pellizotti has been banned for two years for doping by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) along with compatriot Pietro Caucchiolia, the Ansa news agency reported on Tuesday. Pellizotti, whose suspension runs until May 2012, has had all his results since May 2009 wiped out, notably his third place in the 2009 Tour of Italy and his title as … [Read more...]

Valverde Ban Upheld By Swiss Supreme Court

GENEVA - The Swiss supreme court said Monday that it had thrown out Spanish cyclist Alejandro Valverde's final attempt to overturn a worldwide anti-doping ban that was based on evidence from Operation Puerto. The judges rejected Valverde appeal against a Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) decision enforcing the two-year global suspension as "unfounded" in a ruling handed down on January 3, … [Read more...]

UCI Appeals To CAS Over Valjavec Non-Ban

: PARIS, Sept 17, 2010 (AFP) - Cycling's world ruling body lodged an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) Friday in a bid to overturn a decision by the Slovenian cycling federation not to sanction Tadej Valjavec. Valjavec was provisionally suspended by his French team AG2R-La Mondiale earlier this year after the International Cycling Union (UCI) revealed that blood … [Read more...]

Team RadioShack Appeals To CAS Over Tour of Lombardy Snub

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PARIS, Sept 10, 2010 (AFP) - Lance Armstrong's RadioShack team have appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in a bid to win damages for a last-minute snub from the Tour of Lombardy. RadioShack claim to have been assured of participation in the October 16 event, the 'race of the falling leaves' and the final one-day classic of the cycling season. However earlier this week … [Read more...]