UCI Wants Doping Ban For Mosquera

PARIS, April 29, 2011 - World cycling chiefs on Friday called on the Spanish Cycling Federation (RFEC) to open disciplinary proceedings against Tour of Spain runner-up Ezequiel Mosquera. Mosquera tested positive for a banned substance, Hydroxyethyl Starch, also known as HES, during an in-competition test at the race on September 16. He denied knowingly taking a banned substance, saying … [Read more...]

Contador Could Find Himself On Sidelines For One Year

MADRID - Triple Tour de France winner Alberto Contador may be suspended for one year over his positive doping test at last year's event, Spanish newspapers said Tuesday. The disciplinary committee of the Spanish Cycling Federation (REFC) is to announce its decision on Thursday, and the rider will have 10 days to appeal, the sports daily Marca said. "All indications are that the sanction … [Read more...]

Spanish To Consult WADA and UCI On Contador

MADRID - The Spanish Cycling Federation (RFEC) will consult the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the International Cycling Union (UCI) as it grapples with the case of triple Tour de France champion Alberto Contador, AS sports daily reported Monday. The UCI provisionally suspended Contador in August in advance of a decision on his immediate future by the REFC after trace amounts of … [Read more...]

No Contador Decision For Two Months Says RFEC

MADRID - Spain's cycling federation (RFEC) said it will take at least two months to decide whether to sanction Tour de France winner Alberto Contador for alleged doping violations, a Spanish newspaper reported Wednesday. The final decision of the RFEC's Competition Committee on the Spanish rider "will not be known before two months," the federation's chief, Juan Carlos Castano, said in … [Read more...]

Spanish Cycling Federation Hoping For Happy Outcome For Contador

MADRID - Spanish cycling federation (RFEC) chief Juan Carlos Castano said Tuesday he was hoping for a happy resolution to disciplinary proceedings being taken against Tour de France winner Alberto Contador who failed a drugs test during this year's race. World cycling's governing body UCI on Monday handed the Contador case over to his national federation RFEC, telling them to deal with the … [Read more...]

Spain’s Tauler Tests Positive

MADRID, May 25, 2010 - Spanish track cyclist Toni Tauler, a silver medal winner at the Beijing Olympics, has tested positive for a banned substance, Spanish media said Tuesday. Tauler, 36, a former road cyclist, was tested by the Spanish Cycling Federation before the world championships in Ballerup, Denmark in March, Spain's leading daily El Pais and the sports newspaper AS said, quoting … [Read more...]

Spain’s Iban Mayo Banned For Two years After CAS Ruling

PARIS, Aug 12, 2008 (AFP) - Spanish rider Iban Mayo was banned for two years after the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld an appeal by the sport's world governing body the UCI, the Lausanne-based CAS said on Tuesday. The statement said: "The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has upheld the appeal filed by the International Cycling Union (UCI) in a case involving the Spanish Cycling … [Read more...]