French Rider Sylvain Georges Fails Drug Test At Giro d’Italia

VAJONT, Italy, May 15, 2013 (AFP) - French rider Sylvain Georges has tested positive for a "specified substance" during the ongoing Giro d'Italia, according to cycling's world governing body, the UCI. The UCI said Georges had produced an "adverse analytical finding", with the stimulant heptaminol showing up in a urine sample collected during the Giro's seventh stage on May 10. "Mr … [Read more...]

WADA Rejects French Testers’ Tour de France Request

PARIS, June 23, 2010 - The World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) on Wednesday turned down a request from the French Anti-doping Agency (AFLD), who wanted to carry out their own drug tests at the Tour de France. Although responsibility for drug testing at the Tour rests with the International Cycling Union (UCI), the French agency approached WADA hoping to carry out around 60 extra tests at the … [Read more...]

WADA To Watch Tour de France Drug Testing

MONTREAL, June 22, 2010 (AFP) - The World Anti-Doping Agency says it plans to monitor doping controls at next month's Tour de France. The International Cycling Union signed the deal Tuesday with WADA. A WADA official will be able to observe all phases of the UCI's anti-doping controls, from the selection of riders to be tested to the handling of urine results. They will also have … [Read more...]