WADA And The UCI Have The Operation Puerto Blood Bags

Montreal, July 6, 2016 (AFP) - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and International Cycling Union (UCI) said Wednesday they have taken possession of stored blood samples and plasma bags from the Spanish "Operation Puerto" doping case. A Madrid appeals court provided access to the samples from cyclists and athletes in tennis and football to WADA and the UCI last month and those samples are … [Read more...]

Cancellara Has Operation After Flanders Crash

Cancellara At Flanders Pre Race Press Conference

GENEVA, April 2, 2012 (AFP) - Swiss champion Fabian Cancellara has had an operation on his broken right collarbone after his fall this weekend in the Tour of Flanders classic, the SportInformation agency said. The operation in Basel lasted 90 minutes and was without complications, the agency added. Cancellara suffered multiple fractures to his collarbone during Sunday's race, which … [Read more...]

Vinokourov Comes Through A “Successful” Operation

LE LIORAN, France, July 11, 2011 (AFP) - Kazakhstan cyclist Alexandre Vinokourov came through a "successful" operation according to his Astana team Monday after the Tour de France star's heavy crash on the race's ninth stage. Vinokourov, who finished third on the race in 2003, ended what was to be his eighth and final Tour by being catapulted into the trees on the descent of the Col du Pas de … [Read more...]

Boonen Undergoes Operation On Injured Knee

Belgian rider Tom Boonen on Thursday underwent an operation on his injured knee that had ruled him out of the ongoing Tour de France. His Quickstep team said the Belgian champion "underwent an operation to his left knee for a lesion in a pre-patellar band". The 29-year-old, injured last month in the Tour of California, was involved in a mass crash on the fourth stage of the Tour of … [Read more...]