Johan Bruyneel Gets Handed A 10-Year Doping Ban

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BASTOGNE, Belgium, April 22, 2014 (AFP) - The US Anti-Doping Agency on Tuesday banned Lance Armstrong's former sports director Johan Bruyneel from all sport for 10 years over his role in drug-taking in cycling. A US sports arbitration panel found Bruyneel, former US Postal team doctor Pedro Celaya and team trainer Jose 'Pepe' Marti guilty of multiple doping violations, the agency … [Read more...]

Bruyneel To Write Book About Lance Armstrong Affair

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BRUSSELS, Jan 18, 2013 (AFP) - Lance Armstrong's former team director Johan Bruyneel is set to present his version of events of the doping scandal that has enveloped cycling in a book, Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported on Friday. According to the newspaper, Bruyneel wanted "to put everything into the right context and correct the false image that the USADA (US Anti-Doping Agency) … [Read more...]

Leopard SA and Johan Bruyneel End Their Collaboration

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Acting in mutual agreement, on October 12 Leopard SA and Johan Bruyneel decided to end their collaboration. From this day on, Johan Bruyneel will no longer act in the position of General Manager of cycling team RADIOSHACK NISSAN TREK. The Reasoned Decision published by the USADA included a number of testimonies as a result of their investigation. In light of these testimonies, both parties … [Read more...]

Johan Bruyneel, And Eddy Merckx Both Back Lance Armstrong

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PARIS, Aug 24, 2012 - Lance Armstrong, who is poised to be stripped of his seven Tour de France titles after relinquishing his fight against drug charges, has received backing from former team boss Johan Bruyneel and Eddy Merckx. The pair were speaking hours after Armstrong, winner of the Tour between 1999 and 2005, dropped his challenge against the long-running campaign to prove he … [Read more...]

Schleck Controversy Deepens Team RadioShack Woes

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PAU, France, July 17, 2012 - The future of RadioShack cycling team was placed further into doubt Tuesday after leading rider Frank Schleck quit the Tour de France following a positive test for a banned diuretic. Schleck, considered one of the best climbing specialists in the peloton, finished third overall last year one place behind his younger brother Andy, the 2010 champion. He … [Read more...]

Bruyneel Opts For USADA Arbitration

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AUSTIN, Texas, July 14, 2012 (AFP) - Lance Armstrong's former team manager Johan Bruyneel will fight his case in arbitration rather than accept penalties for allegedly engaging in a long-running doping conspiracy, the US Anti-Doping Agency said Friday. "Mr. Bruyneel has requested to move forward in the process and have his case heard at an arbitration hearing, which can be open to the … [Read more...]

Johan Bruyneel Going To Be A No Show At Tour de France

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PARIS, June 22, 2012 - Lance Armstrong's former manager Johan Bruyneel said Friday that he will not attend this year's Tour de France after being caught up in the latest doping row to engulf the American. Bruyneel said he did not want his presence on the Tour, which starts on June 30, to snatch the limelight from his RadioShack team. "I am sad to announce that I have decided, for the … [Read more...]

Johan Bruyneel Denies USADA Doping Claims

WASHINGTON, June 16, 2012 - Johan Bruyneel, the former team manager of seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong, denied on Friday the allegations that he helped the American cyclist in a doping conspiracy. The US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) on Wednesday announced that it has brought charges against Armstrong for doping, charges that if proven could see Armstrong stripped of the … [Read more...]

Leopard S.A. Replies To USADA Proceedings

LEOPARD S.A. (with its cycling team known as « RADIOSHACK NISSAN TREK ») has been informed of the content of the document whereby the USADA has opened formal disciplinary proceedings against some individuals, including Mr Johan BRUYNEEL. After a first review of this document, LEOPARD S.A. takes note that none of the investigated facts relate to its cycling team, to its riders or to the … [Read more...]

Bruyneel Confirms RadioShack-Leopard Merger

PARIS, Sept 6, 2011 (AFP) - RadioShack manager Johan Bruyneel confirmed on Tuesday that his American team is to merge with Luxembourg outfit Leopard to form a new super-team called RadioShack-Nissan-Trek. The team, whose sponsors have signed up for the 2012 and 2013 seasons, will be licensed in Luxembourg and will have a squad of 30 riders. The team's leaders will be the Luxembourgian … [Read more...]