Chris Froome Reveals He Missed A Doping Test

London, June 25, 2015 (AFP) - British cycling star Chris Froome revealed Thursday he had missed a drugs test earlier this year but said it was his own fault. The 30-year-old's missed test came while he was on holiday in Italy with wife Michelle. Staff at the hotel where they were staying refused to let anti-doping officials disturb the couple. During the Tour de France, … [Read more...]

Clean Cycling Still A Pipe Dream Says John Degenkolb

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Berlin, June 18, 2015 (AFP) - Top cyclist John Degenkolb, winner of the Milan-San Remo and the Paris-Roubaix races this season, said two weeks ahead of the Tour de France that dope cheats were still thriving in cycling. "We should not expect to see cycling liberated forever from these cheats," said the 26-year-old. "And the same goes for other sports too," he insisted. "Sport 100 per … [Read more...]

Denmark’s Nicki Sorensen Admits To Doping For Years

Copenhagen, June 22, 2015 (AFP) - Danish former professional road cyclist Nicki Sorensen on Monday admitted to doping, one day before the release of a major report by Denmark's anti-doping agency. "I have doped, I have fully admitted that. I'm sorry for that and I wish I had done differently," he told Danish tabloid BT. Sorensen, who won four Danish National Road Race Championships … [Read more...]

Bjarne Riis Was Aware Of Doping On His Teams

Copenhagen, June 23, 2015 (AFP) - Bjarne Riis knew about widespread doping on the former Team CSC which he managed, according to a report released Tuesday by Denmark's anti-doping agency. "Unfortunately the investigation has revealed that doping at Team CSC cannot only be blamed on individual riders," the director of Anti-Doping Denmark (ADD), Michael Ask, said in a statement. As … [Read more...]

Kreuziger Freed To Race As UCI and WADA Drop Doping Case

Prague, June 5, 2015 - Czech cyclist Roman Kreuziger said Friday he was free to race after the international cycling union UCI and the WADA anti-doping watchdog dropped a doping case against him. "I am happy and relieved that this case has come to an end. It has been a very difficult period," Kreuziger said in a statement after the UCI and WADA had withdrawn their appeals at the Court … [Read more...]

Team Astana Doping Decision Expected By UCI In Days

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Sochi, Russia, April 20, 2015 (AFP) - An International Cycling Union (UCI) commission is expected to rule this week on whether the doping tainted Astana team should be stripped of its licence, UCI president Brian Cookson said Monday. If Astana loses, star rider Vincenzo Nibali could forfeit the right to defend his Tour de France title. "I am expecting a decision this week, I am … [Read more...]

Team Astana Meets Licence Commission Over Doping Case

Lausanne, April 2, 2015 (AFP) - Under-fire cycling outfit Astana met with International Cycling Union (UCI) officials on Thursday to plead their case for a World Tour racing licence. The UCI called for Astana's licence to be revoked over concerns about the Kazakh team's practises regarding doping. Should Astana lose their licence, reigning Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali … [Read more...]

Armstrong Accuser Betsy Andreu Celebrates Victory At WADA

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Lausanne, March 25, 2015 (AFP) - Betsy Andreu, one of the first people to attest disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong took banned substances, told AFP that despite him "trying to destroy" her life she felt like she had won by testifying to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Tuesday. Andreu, wife of former Armstrong team-mate and fellow doper Frankie, added that because of her and her … [Read more...]

Roman Kreuziger Slams CAS For Delays In His Doping Case

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Prague, March 23, 2015 (AFP) - Czech cyclist Roman Kreuziger, accused of doping charges over problems in his biological passport, has slammed anti-doping bodies over delays in his case that has hampered his career. "I never cease to be amazed. Another delay," the 28-year-old Tinkoff-Saxo rider wrote on Twitter, blaming the Court of Arbitration for Sport alongside the international … [Read more...]

UCI Announces New Measures To Reinforce Anti-Doping Measures

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Paris, March 13, 2015 - World cycling's governing body, the UCI, on Friday announced a number of measures to reinforce its anti-doping drive. The announcement comes in the wake of an independent commission's accusations on Monday that leading figures in the UCI protected Lance Armstrong and other drug cheats to protect the sport's reputation. The Cycling Independent Reform … [Read more...]