Team Katusha Quits MPCC Over Fear Of Doping Ban

Paris, Feb 24, 2016 (AFP) - Katusha have joined Orica in quitting the anti-doping body the Movement for Credible Cycling so as to avoid suspension after two of its riders failed drug tests. The Russian cycling team were told by the International Cycling Union this month that they would not be banned despite Katusha duo Eduard Vorganov and Luca Paolini failing doping controls. But under … [Read more...]

Katusha’s Change Of Position Gets Them Into Second Tier

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PARIS, Jan 15, 2013 (AFP) - Russian cycling team Katusha were named in the second division (Continental Pro) of cycling teams on Tuesday after they made efforts to improve their stance on doping which had cost them their place in the elite ProTeam list. Katusha had been furious at their omission from the top tier and had taken their case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), who … [Read more...]

‘Clean Cycling’ Calls For Zero Tolerance On Doping

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PARIS, Nov 7, 2012 (AFP) - The "clean cycling" union has called for a zero tolerance approach to doping from next year, as the sport tries to claw back its credibility after the damaging Lance Armstrong scandal. In a letter, the Movement for Credible Cycling (MPCC) called for the international association of race organizers, the World Anti-Doping Agency and European cycling … [Read more...]