Pro Cycling Teams Unite To Create A More Stable, And Credible Sport Via Velon

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Velon aims to make the sport more accessible to all, to bring technology to the races and to promote stable, credible teams that fans can support long-term. Today sees the launch of Velon, the first joint venture of UCI World Tour cycling teams. This group brings together 11 leading teams - over 60 per cent of the World Tour - to drive a financial model that, in line with other international … [Read more...]

Another Kazakh Rider Victor Okishev Tests Positive For Steroids

PARIS, Nov 19, 2014 (AFP) - Kazakh cycling team Astana's participation in next year's WorldTour was further compromised on Wednesday when the International Cycling Union (UCI) announced a fourth rider in two months had tested positive for a banned substance. Victor Okishev, who rides for Astana's reserve team, failed a test for steroids during the Asian championships last May and has … [Read more...]

Kazakh Rider Maxim Iglinskiy Tests Positive For EPO

PARIS, Oct 02, 2014 (AFP) - Kazakh rider Maxim Iglinskiy has been suspended after testing positive for EPO, his Astana team have disclosed. Iglinskiy, 33, apparently failed the test on August 1, according to the International Cycling Union, UCI. His younger brother Valentin also tested positive for the substance in August and immediately admitted taking the banned substance. … [Read more...]

UCI Vows To Close Potential Doping Loophole

LEEDS, United Kingdom, July 04, 2014 (AFP) - International Cycling Union (UCI) president Brian Cookson has vowed to close a potential doping loophole that could be exploited by would-be cheats. Tour de France winner Chris Froome caused a stir at the Tour de Romandie when he asked for and received an emergency TUE, or therapeutic use exemption, for a banned corticosteroid due to … [Read more...]

UCI Insists That Chris Froome Medication Broke No Rules

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PARIS, June 15, 2014 (AFP) - The International Cycling Union (UCI) on Sunday insisted that Britain's Tour de France champion Chris Froome's use of a steroid-based drug in competition had not broken anti-doping rules. According to a French Sunday newspaper, Froome was suffering from a chill and was granted permission to use penisolone on his way to winning the Tour of Romandie in … [Read more...]

UCI Accused Of Giving Chris Froome Unfair Advantage

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PARIS, June 15, 2014 (AFP) - World cycling's governing body has been accused of giving British rider Chris Froome an unfair advantage in the Tour of Romandie in April by allowing him to use a steroid-based drug. According to the French Sunday newspaper, Le Journal du Dimanche, Froome, who went on to win the race in Switzerland, was suffering from a chill and was granted permission to use … [Read more...]

Michael Rogers Welcomes Lifting Of UCI Doping Ban

SYDNEY, April 24, 2014 (AFP) - Australian cyclist Michael Rogers has welcomed the lifting of a doping ban for a banned stimulant, saying it has ended a very difficult time for him. The International Cycling Union (UCI) on Wednesday lifted its doping ban on Rogers, who last year tested positive for clenbuterol in a urine sample at the Japan Cup. The UCI accepted the 34-year-old's … [Read more...]

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...]