Roman Kreuziger Unveils His Biological Passport Data

GENEVA, Dec 02, 2014 - Czech cyclist Roman Kreuziger, who has been facing doping charges over problems in his biological passport, has published the document on his website Tuesday to back his claim to innocence. "I have never doped and never tested positive for doping," the 28-year-old Tinkoff-Saxo rider wrote in English on the website. "In the documents … [Read more...]

Roman Kreuziger Cleared Of Doping By Czech Committee

PRAGUE, Sept 22, 2014 (AFP) - The Czech Olympic Committee on Monday cleared Roman Kreuziger of doping charges after the cyclist had been banned from the sport for months over problems with his biological passport. The committee said on its website that "the values in the cyclist's biological passport did not exceed the basal (extreme) values". It said it had "considered the expert … [Read more...]

CAS Upholds Roman Kreuziger Doping Suspension

GENEVA, Aug 20, 2014 - Czech rider Roman Kreuziger on Wednesday failed in his effort to enter the Tour of Spain, after the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld a provisional suspension amid a doping probe. The CAS said it had rejected Kreuziger's appeal, which he filed on August 5 in a last-ditch effort to join this year's edition of the Vuelta, which begins on Saturday. "In … [Read more...]

Roman Kreuziger Gets Handed A Provisional Doping Ban

PARIS, Aug 02, 2014 (AFP) - Czech rider Roman Kreuziger has been provisionally suspended with immediate effect for an anti-doping rule violation based on his biological passport, the International Cycling Union (UCI) announced on Saturday. "The decision was taken following confirmation received on August 1st, 2014 that Roman Kreuziger intended to participate in the upcoming Tour of … [Read more...]

Czech Roman Kreuziger Wins Amstel Gold Race For Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff

THE HAGUE, April 14, 2013 (AFP) - Czech Roman Kreuziger made a solo break for home to win the Amstel Gold race on Sunday after 251.8km from Maastricht to Valkenburg. The Saxo rider broke clear on the final climb from a group of escapees and then held off the chasing pack to win by 20 seconds. Spaniard Alessandro Valverde won a sprint finish for second with Australian Simon Gerrans … [Read more...]

Kreuziger Joins Contador at Team Saxo Bank

Valkenburg, Netherlands, Sept 18, 2012 - Czech rider Roman Kreuziger will compete for the Saxo Bank team of Spaniard Alberto Contador next season. The 26-year-old Astana rider has signed a three-year deal, the Danish outfit confirmed on Tuesday. "Roman can be a great support for Alberto," team manager Bjarne Riis said. Kreuziger turned professional in 2006 with Liquigas … [Read more...]

Kreuziger Wins Giro d’Italia 19th Stage, Rodriguez Retains Pink Jersey

Kreuziger On Way To Stage 19 Win At Giro 2012

ALpe di pampeago, Italy, May 25, 2012 (AFP) - Czech rider Roman Kreuziger won the 19th stage of the Tour of Italy here on Friday as Joaquim Rodriguez narrowly held on to the overall lead. Spain's Rodriquez lost time to Canadian Ryder Hesjedal but held onto the leader's pink jersey by 17 seconds with two stages remaining having started this first of two days in the Alps half a minute up on … [Read more...]

Italians Face Challenge At Giro d’Italia

by Barnaby Chesterman ROME, May 4, 2012 (AFP) - Roman Kreuziger, Joaquim Rodriguez and Frank Schleck spearhead a foreign legion hoping to end Italian hopes of scoring a home win in the Giro d'Italia, which begins Saturday in Herning, Denmark. In 66 of the 94 previous editions Italians have claimed the race's coveted pink jersey -- and this year will be no different. Italians … [Read more...]

Tour de France Time Trials Scare Off Kreuziger

PRAGUE, Dec 12, 2011 (AFP) - Astana's Roman Kreuziger announced on Monday he would skip next year's Tour de France due to the number of time trials featuring on the route. The 2012 race features almost 100 kilometres of individual racing against the clock, a far higher percentage than in recent years, spread over the opening prologue (6.1km), stage nine (38 km) and the penultimate … [Read more...]

Czech Kreuziger Out Of Worlds With Hand Injury

PRAGUE, Sept 22, 2011 (AFP) - Czech rider Roman Kreuziger said Thursday he was pulling out of Sunday's road race at the world championships in Denmark because of a hand injury he had suffered during the Tour de France. "The circuit is quite technical and therefore dangerous... it would be very risky to come back after the injury in a race like this," the Astana rider, who finished sixth … [Read more...]