North Star Grand Prix Celebrates World Class Women’s Racing

By Cynthia Lou. North Star Grand Prix’s tradition of talent development and world class racing continues as racing starts June 15th, 2016. A proactive supporter of women’s racing, the North Star Grand Prix will once again welcome the women’s pro race. The women’s race went on hiatus in 2015 due to low registration numbers. The North Star Grand Prix organization used the opportunity … [Read more...]

Vorganov Free To Race After UCI Lifts Doping Ban

Catanzaro, Italy, May 10, 2016 - Cycling's ruling body on Monday lifted Russian Eduard Vorganov's provisional suspension for testing positive for meldonium. The Katusha rider was banned in February after he emerged as one of a slew of sportsmen and women who had tested positive for the Latvian-made anti-ischemia drug which boosts oxygen supply to the blood and tissues in the body. The … [Read more...]

Statement Regarding Simon Yates’ Adverse Analytical Finding

On April 22, the team was notified that Simon Yates has an adverse analytical finding from a test conducted at Paris-Nice, stage 6 on March 12, 2016. The positive result is for the substance Terbutaline. The substance was given to Simon Yates in the form an asthma inhaler and accordingly, this was noted by the team doctor on the Doping Control Form, signed at the time of the test. The … [Read more...]

Riders Union Calls For Life Time Bans For Technological Doping

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Paris, April 18, 2016 - International riders association (CPA) president Gianni Bugno has called for life bans for those caught with motorized bicycles. Bugno, a twice former world champion and two time Giro d'Italia winner during his racing career, was speaking to Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera a day after the newspaper and French TV program Stade 2 claimed to have detected possible … [Read more...]

The UCI Is Considering In Road Race Bike Motor Testing

By Ian Whittell London, March 5, 2016 (AFP) - Cycling bosses are investigating the possibility of testing riders in the middle of road races as they continue to combat the threat of mechanical doping in the sport. Belgian teenager Femke Van den Driessche was discovered to have a motor inside the frame of her bike at the recent cyclo-cross World Championships, a revelation that … [Read more...]

Tour de France Riders Given The Okay To Sleep On Their Own

Paris, March 4, 2016 - Tour de France riders will be allowed to have their own single rooms in certain hotels at this year's race, organizers ASO said on Friday. Previously, Tour rules stated that all bar one rider per nine-man team had to share a room with a team-mate. "We've taken into account a request from the International Riders' Association (CPA) and we've done our best to … [Read more...]

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...]

Italian Star Racer Reda Banned For Eight Years For Doping

Rome, Feb 12, 2016 (AFP) - Italian road race runner-up Francesco Reda has been suspended for eight years after testing positive for banned blood booster EPO, Italian media reported Friday. Reda, who rides for Team Idea, produced the positive test at the end of the Italian championships where he came in second behind Vincenzo Nibali. Reda, 33, was barely back in the saddle after having … [Read more...]

UCI Checks 90 Bicycles For Concealed Engines At French Race

Banyuls-sur-Mer, France, Feb 12, 2016 (AFP) - Ninety bikes from six teams taking part in a French race were subjected to unannounced checks for concealed engines on Friday as officials seek to clamp down on cheating, the International Cycling Union said. The checks were carried out on the Delko, Roubaix-Lille Métropole, Auber 93, Bardiani, Androni Giocattoli and Veranclassic teams taking … [Read more...]

UCI Considers Testing All Bicycles For Hidden Motors

Doha, Feb 9, 2016 (AFP) - International Cycling Union president Brian Cookson said on Tuesday his organisation will leave no stone unturned in the bid to rid the sport of cheats. Speaking during a visit to Doha where the Tour of Qatar is ongoing, Briton Cookson said the UCI would even consider expanding the tests for motorised bicycles if need be. "If we need to go to a situation where … [Read more...]