Klemencic Receives Provisional Ban For 2012 EPO Positive

Richmond, United States, Sept 19, 2015 (AFP) - Slovenian mountain bike specialist Blaza Klemencic, a two-time Olympian, has received a provisional suspension from the International Cycling Union (UCI) three years after giving a positive doping sample for EPO. The UCI revealed on Saturday in a website posting that the sample in the case, given on March 27, 2012, had tested positive when … [Read more...]

Majka Wins Tour de France Stage 11, Froome Open To Extra Testing


By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Cauterets, France, July 15, 2015 (AFP) - Chris Froome said he was open to undergoing independent physiological analysis to prove he's riding clean as Rafal Majka won stage 11 of the Tour de France on Wednesday. Froome decimated his rivals on Tuesday's tough stage 10 finish at La Pierre-Saint Martin and both his remarkable … [Read more...]

Italian Rider Luca Paolini Tests Positive For Cocaine

Fougères, France, July 10, 2015 (AFP) - Italian rider Luca Paolini has failed a doping test at the Tour de France, his Katusha team said Friday. The 38-year-old tested positive for cocaine, which is not banned out of competition but is on the World Anti-Doping Agency's list of doping substances in competition. Katusha spokesman Philippe Maertens told AFP the team had found out … [Read more...]

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


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


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...]