British MPs To Question Brailsford Over Sky Doping

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London, Nov 9, 2016 (AFP) - Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford will appear before British politicians as part of an inquiry into anti-doping practices in cycling, it was revealed on Wednesday. The Culture, Media and Sport select committee is looking into how British cycling has handled anti-doping issues and the use of therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs). Brailsford is likely to be asked … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins Under Intense Pressure In Drug Probe

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London, Oct 7, 2016 (AFP) - Bradley Wiggins is facing fresh questions about his medical history after Britain's Daily Mail reported he was at the center of an inquiry by United Kingdom Anti-Doping. The Mail said UKAD wanted to question him and his Team Sky bosses over a medical package delivered to the British outfit ahead of the 2011 Tour de France. A UKAD statement issued late … [Read more...]

Wiggins Rival Dumoulin Says Doping Situation “Stinks”

London, Sept 25, 2016 (AFP) - One of Bradley Wiggins' major rivals said Sunday the drug situation surrounding the British cycling great "stinks". Wiggins has been in the spotlight since leaked medical data showed the multiple Olympic champion had been granted a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) by cycling authorities for the powerful corticosteroid triamcinolone, which he was permitted to … [Read more...]

Anti-Doping System Open To Abuse Says Chris Froome

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London, Sept 27, 2016 (AFP) - Tour de France champion Chris Froome has responded to the drug-taking controversy surrounding Bradley Wiggins by claiming sport's anti-doping rules are open to abuse. Froome took to Twitter to vent about the issues with doping controls after two officially approved Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE) earlier in his career were revealed by hackers earlier this … [Read more...]

Froome Defends Medical Record After Latest WADA Hack

By Julian GUYER London, Sept 15, 2016 (AFP) - British cyclist Chris Froome defended his right to a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) after becoming one of the latest athletes to have medical records with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) leaked by computer hackers. Froome was one of five British athletes together with fellow cyclist Bradley Wiggins, golfer Charley Hull, rower … [Read more...]

Thermal Camera Given First Surprise Tests At Tour de France

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Lac de Payolle, France, July 8, 2016 (AFP) - A thermal camera was used for the first time without warning at the Tour de France on Friday in a bid to detect hidden motors in riders' bikes. Controls had been carried out previously on every Tour stage but this was the first time one was unannounced. "The control came up totally negative," French secretary of state for sports Thierry … [Read more...]

Tour de France Lab Able To Detect Micro Doping Levels

Saint-Lô, France, July 1, 2016 (AFP) - A French laboratory testing doping samples at the Tour de France is now able to detect micro doses of EPO, French sports newspaper l'Equipe said on Friday, as cycling battles to mend its damaged reputation. Many cyclists, such as disgraced American Lance Armstrong, have been banned for using the blood-booster EPO, but there were fears that riders had … [Read more...]

Tom Danielson Postpones His Doping Arbitration Hearing

Los Angeles, June 7, 2016 - An arbitration panel has agreed to postpone a hearing for US cyclist Tom Danielson, who tested positive for synthetic testosterone last year. Danielson revealed on his Twitter account last August that he had tested positive on July 9 of 2015. He was promptly suspended by his Cannondale-Garmin team, and remains provisionally suspended pending his arbitration … [Read more...]

Bicycle Motor Cheater Banned For Six Years By UCI

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Lausanne, April 26, 2016 - The UCI global cycling governing body on Tuesday banned Femke Van den Driessche of Belgium for six years for the first recorded case of using hidden motors in racing. The organisation hailed a new scanner which detected the electric motor as a major breakthrough in the war against the sport's latest cheats. The motor was found in a bike used by the under-23 … [Read more...]

Riders Union Calls For Life Time Bans For Technological Doping

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Paris, April 18, 2016 - International riders association (CPA) president Gianni Bugno has called for life bans for those caught with motorized bicycles. Bugno, a twice former world champion and two time Giro d'Italia winner during his racing career, was speaking to Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera a day after the newspaper and French TV program Stade 2 claimed to have detected possible … [Read more...]