UCI Cookson Warns Of Rise In Tour de France Hooligans

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Kuala Lumpur, July 30, 2015 (AFP) - World cycling chief Brian Cookson has warned of a rise in "hooliganism" on Tour de France routes and said winner Chris Froome was the target of nasty insults. After one of the most controversial races in recent years, Cookson also told AFP in an interview that the number of "tired" riders on the Tour made him believe tougher doping tests are having an … [Read more...]

Kreuziger Freed To Race As UCI and WADA Drop Doping Case

Prague, June 5, 2015 - Czech cyclist Roman Kreuziger said Friday he was free to race after the international cycling union UCI and the WADA anti-doping watchdog dropped a doping case against him. "I am happy and relieved that this case has come to an end. It has been a very difficult period," Kreuziger said in a statement after the UCI and WADA had withdrawn their appeals at the Court … [Read more...]

UCI Satisfied With Team Astana Doping Reforms

Paris, May 5, 2015 (AFP) - Cycling's world body the UCI says Astana, who last month were allowed to retain their WorldTour licence despite a series of doping shocks, have agreed to "undergo a fundamental reform in order to prevent the risks of doping". In February, the UCI had demanded the Kazakh-funded team be stripped of its World Tour Licence which would have barred them from the main … [Read more...]

Astana Pro Team To Keep Licence Despite Doping Scandals

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Paris, April 24, 2015 - Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali is free to defend his title in July after his Astana team was allowed to keep its racing licence despite a series of doping shocks, the UCI governing body announced Thursday. At the end of February, the UCI had demanded the team be stripped of its World Tour Licence which would have barred them from the main … [Read more...]

Team Astana Doping Decision Expected By UCI In Days

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Sochi, Russia, April 20, 2015 (AFP) - An International Cycling Union (UCI) commission is expected to rule this week on whether the doping tainted Astana team should be stripped of its licence, UCI president Brian Cookson said Monday. If Astana loses, star rider Vincenzo Nibali could forfeit the right to defend his Tour de France title. "I am expecting a decision this week, I am … [Read more...]

Could This Be The Biggest Development To Women’s Cycling

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A new development in the field of women’s cycling it set to put the sport on the map as soon as 2016, reports claim. It has now been announced that next year will see the introduction of a new event named WorldTour. Recently, representatives at the UCI Women’s Teams seminar held in Siena discussed the new changes after the inaugural edition of the Strade Bianche event. The new WorldTour … [Read more...]

Team Astana Meets Licence Commission Over Doping Case

Lausanne, April 2, 2015 (AFP) - Under-fire cycling outfit Astana met with International Cycling Union (UCI) officials on Thursday to plead their case for a World Tour racing licence. The UCI called for Astana's licence to be revoked over concerns about the Kazakh team's practises regarding doping. Should Astana lose their licence, reigning Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali … [Read more...]

Roman Kreuziger Slams CAS For Delays In His Doping Case

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Prague, March 23, 2015 (AFP) - Czech cyclist Roman Kreuziger, accused of doping charges over problems in his biological passport, has slammed anti-doping bodies over delays in his case that has hampered his career. "I never cease to be amazed. Another delay," the 28-year-old Tinkoff-Saxo rider wrote on Twitter, blaming the Court of Arbitration for Sport alongside the international … [Read more...]

UCI Announces New Measures To Reinforce Anti-Doping Measures

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Paris, March 13, 2015 - World cycling's governing body, the UCI, on Friday announced a number of measures to reinforce its anti-doping drive. The announcement comes in the wake of an independent commission's accusations on Monday that leading figures in the UCI protected Lance Armstrong and other drug cheats to protect the sport's reputation. The Cycling Independent Reform … [Read more...]

UCI Chiefs ‘Protected’ Armstrong Against Doping Claims

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By Jean MONTOIS Paris, March 9, 2015 (AFP) - An independent commission on Monday accused top leaders of cycling's world body of protecting Lance Armstrong and other drug cheats to protect the sports reputation. The commission also said doping remains widespread and called on the International Cycling Union (UCI) to enact widespread changes. The Cycling Independent Reform … [Read more...]