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...]

AG2R Team Devastated After Mondory Tests EPO Positive

Saint-Amand-Montrond, France, March 10, 2015 (AFP) - The world of cycling was hit by another doping scandal on Tuesday when French rider Lloyd Mondory was revealed to have tested positive for EPO, the International Cycling Union (UCI) have announced. Mondory, 32, of the AG2R La Mondiale team, who has twice taken part in the Tour de France, returned a positive test for the … [Read more...]

UCI Calls For The Withdrawal Of Team Astana Licence Over Doping

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Lausanne, Feb 27, 2015 (AFP) - The UCI world cycling federation on Friday called for the withdrawal of the racing licence for the Astana team of Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali over doping accusations. The UCI said a study on the Kazakhstan-based team contains "compelling grounds" for a review by the body's independently-run Licence Commission and that it requests "the Astana Pro … [Read more...]

Lance Armstrong Must Pay $10M After Arbitration Loss

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Dallas, Feb 16, 2015 (AFP) - Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, who was stripped of seven Tour de France titles for doping, must pay $10 million (8.8 million euros) after losing an arbitration dispute with SCA Promotions. The Texas firm announced Monday in a statement that the arbitration panel punished Armstrong for "an unparalleled pageant of international perjury, fraud and … [Read more...]

Banned Doping Doctor Michele Ferrari Denies Team Astana Link

by Justin DAVIS MILAN, Dec 09, 2014 (AFP) - A doctor banned for life for doping offences involving top athletes including Lance Armstrong has hit back at reports of a secret meeting with members of the embattled Astana cycling team. A report in Gazzetta dello Sport on Monday claimed Dr Michele Ferrari, reputed for his expertise in helping athletes avoid detection while … [Read more...]

Banned Doping Doctor Michele Ferrari Met With Astana

TURIN, Italy, Dec 08, 2014 (AFP) - Astana's hopes of remaining within cycling's professional ranks suffered a potential blow after a report on Monday claimed team members met with a banned doctor known for helping Lance Armstrong to cheat his way to success. Astana's Pro Tour future is hanging in the balance after brothers Valentin and Maxim Iglinskiy, and three riders from the Astana … [Read more...]