UCI Chief Brian Cookson Touts On-Board Cycle Cameras

PARIS, April 09, 2014 (AFP) - International Cycling Union (UCI) president Brian Cookson said he is mulling over the idea of installing cameras on professional racers' bicycles to bring fans closer to their heroes. Already, Belgian broadcaster Sporza have experimented with dashboard cameras in certain team vehicles at Gent-Wevelgem and Sunday's Tour of Flanders with great success. … [Read more...]

Zdenek Stybar UCI World Cyclocross Champion For 3rd Time

02-Feb-2014: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Zdenek Stybar and Belgian rider Sven Nys battled like prize fighters in the UCI World Cyclocross Championship on Sunday, going blow for blow with each passing lap, taking advantage of their strengths in various parts of the course, and refusing to give up despite crashes and fatigue. Stybar — who animated the race immediately and … [Read more...]

Michael Rogers Blames Contaminated Food For Positive Test

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SYDNEY, Dec 19, 2013 (AFP) - Australian triple world time-trial champion Michael Rogers claims contaminated food may have caused him to test positive for the banned substance clenbuterol, his Saxo-Tinkoff team said. World governing body the International Cycling Union (UCI) on Wednesday provisionally suspended Rogers and Belgian Jonathan Breyne over alleged doping offenses. In a … [Read more...]

UCI Launches Doping Case Against Jonathan Tiernan-Locke

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GENEVA, Dec 17, 2013 (AFP) - World cycling's governing body has started disciplinary proceedings against Team Sky rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke for a doping violation, the UCI said on Tuesday. "The analysis of the biological passport of Mr Jonathan Tiernan-Locke by the Experts Panel has demonstrated an anti-doping rule violation (use of prohibited substances and/or methods)," the UCI said … [Read more...]

The 2014 UCI WorldTour Team List No Surprise

PARIS, Dec 10, 2013 - List of 18 teams qualified for the 2014 International Cycling Union (UCI) WorldTour, allowing them automatic entry to the major races on the calendar as well as the three Grand Tours: AG2R La Mondiale (FRA), Belkin (NED), BMC (USA), Cannondale (ITA), FDJ.FR (FRA), Garmin (USA), Omega Pharma-Quick Step (BEL), Katusha (RUS), Tinkoff (DEN), Lotto (BEL), Astana … [Read more...]

UCI DopingTruth Commission ‘Early In The New Rear’

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Lance Armstrong US Postal Team by Johannes MYBURGH JOHANNESBURG, Nov 13, 2013 (AFP) - International cycling's "truth and reconciliation commission" after the Lance Armstrong doping scandal should be up and running early next year, the world cycling boss told AFP Wednesday. "I'm hoping to make an announcement in a couple of weeks and I'm hoping that the whole thing will be up … [Read more...]

Froome Backs New UCI Chief To Usher In New Dawn

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by Barnaby CHESTERMAN TOKYO, Oct 25, 2013 (AFP) - Tour de France champion Chris Froome has backed new International Cycling Union president Brian Cookson to rid the sport of its doping culture and usher in a new dawn. Froome had to field a number of questions and suspicions related to his performances during his masterful victory at the Grand Boucle in July as some … [Read more...]

Brian Cookson Elected President of UCI

Britain's Brian Cookson was elected president of the International Cycling Union (UCI) after beating incumbent Pat McQuaid at the end of a protracted election process on Friday. Cookson, the president of British Cycling since 1996, took the presidency with 24 votes to McQuaid's 18 from the 42 voting delegates. It capped a long and frustrating day in Florence's Palazio Vecchio … [Read more...]

Bitter UCI Race For Cycling Hot Seat Approaching Finish

by Justin Davis FLORENCE, Italy, Sept 26, 2013 (AFP) - Months of shadowy politicking, allegations of corruption and the use of secret, damning dossiers will come to an end on Friday when the International Cycling Union (UCI) holds its presidential election. Barely a year after disgraced American Lance Armstrong was banned for life for doping, cycling is about to elect a leader it … [Read more...]

UCI Presidency Duel To Cast Shadow Over The Rainbow Jersey

by Justin Davis FLORENCE, Italy, Sept 23, 2013 (AFP) - The battle for cycling's prestigious rainbow jersey could be overshadowed at the world road championships this week by a duel between the men bidding to lead the sport into a new, doping-free era. A little over a year after the Lance Armstrong affair left cycling in tatters, incumbent International Cycling Union … [Read more...]