UCI To Respond To Armstrong Doping Dossier Monday

PARIS, Oct 20, 2012 - World cycling's governing body said on Friday that it will give its response to the devastating US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) dossier on Lance Armstrong on Monday. The International Cycling Union (UCI) said in an emailed statement that its president, Pat McQuaid, would give its position on the report at a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland. The UCI has … [Read more...]

Sports Gear Maker SKINS Urges UCI To Save Cycling

PARIS, Oct 19, 2012 (AFP) - The head of a global sportswear manufacturer that provides kit to professional cyclists has urged world cycling to take action to stamp out doping, warning that to do nothing could see the sport collapse. The chairman of Skins, Jaimie Fuller, wrote in an open letter to International Cycling Union (UCI) president Pat McQuaid that the Lance Armstrong doping … [Read more...]

Ex-WADA Head Suggests UCI Turned Blind Eye To Armstrong

by Greg Heakes LOS ANGELES, Oct 12, 2012 (AFP) - The International Cycling Union likely turned a blind eye to alleged doping by Lance Armstrong and others, the former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency has suggested. Richard Pound said he complained for years to the UCI that the seven-time Tour de France winner and other cyclists were given advance notice of their drug … [Read more...]

UCI Pat McQuaid Rules Out Doping Amnesty

MAASTRICHT, Netherlands, Sept 22, 2012 (AFP) - World cycling chief Pat McQuaid on Saturday ruled out an amnesty for riders who took performance-enhancing drugs during their careers. McQuaid was speaking a day after the International Cycling Union (UCI) adopted a motion at their annual Congress here to focus on the anti-doping effort in order to provide a clean environment for the next … [Read more...]

UCI Not Expecting More Olympic Doping Drama

LONDON, July 26, 2012 - World cycling chief Pat McQuaid is convinced there will be no repeat of the aftermath of the 2008 Olympics when Italian Davide Rebellin tested positive after winning the silver medal. Rebellin finished second in the men's road race in Beijing behind Spain's Samuel Sanchez, only to be stripped of his medal when a sample taken from him at the Games later tested … [Read more...]

UCI’s Pat McQuaid Maintains Silence Over Lance Armstrong Doping Case

by Justin Davis BELLEGARDE-SUR-VALSERINE, France, July 11, 2012 (AFP) - World cycling chief Pat McQuaid said Thursday he would maintain his silence over the serious doping charges swirling around Lance Armstrong until the American authorities have closed their case. McQuaid, however, admitted he was baffled with the United States Anti-Doping Agency's (USADA) decision to ban three … [Read more...]

Cycling Has Clean Bill Of Health, Says Pat McQuaid

by Justin Davis COPENHAGEN, Sept 24, 2011 (AFP) - World cycling president Pat McQuaid believes the sport has turned a corner and has ushered in a new era in which cheats have very little room for manoeuvrings. For decades cycling has suffered from a doping culture which, in 1998, hit epic proportions when the Festina affair revealed the true extent of drug use in the peloton. … [Read more...]

Last Tour de France Doping Tests Negative

GENEVA, Aug 29, 2011 (AFP) - The last of the dope tests from this year's Tour de France have all returned negative, the sport's world governing body said Monday. "The Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF) has received the complete and final results of the tests carried out at the Tour de France," the International Cycling Union (UCI) said in a statement. "The last samples received from … [Read more...]

Contador Defense Team Delays CAS Hearing

SAN PELLEGRINO TERME, Italy, May 26, 2011 - Three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador's defense team are looking for a delay of June's doping hearing before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), sources close to the rider said Thursday. The doping case concerning Contador is due to be heard before CAS over three days in Lausanne from June 6-8 in order to have the decision … [Read more...]

UCI To Take Legal Action Against Landis

GENEVA, May 4, 2011 - World cycling chief Pat McQuaid has taken legal action against disgraced former Tour de France winner Floyd Landis for libel, the governing body said on Wednesday. McQuaid, the president of the International Cycling Union (UCI), and former president Hein Verbruggen, "have lodged a case in the Swiss courts against Mr Floyd Landis regarding repeated, serious attacks … [Read more...]