Michael Rasmussen to sue Rabobank – Does anyone really care

Michael Rasmussen is apparently planning to take Team Rabobank to court to contest his withdrawal from the Tour de France and his dismissal from the team this summer. The 33 year-old Dane has hired Dutch lawyers, who have confirmed to the Belga press agency that they have been engaged. Rasmussen was fired from Rabobank this summer on the ground that he had lied to them about his whereabouts in … [Read more...]

UCI ProTour – 2008 Teams Announced

18 teams registered by the UCI Pro Tour Council The UCI ProTour Council (CUPT) has made a decision on the 19 registration requests submitted by UCI ProTeams before the statutory deadline (20 November). Every year, teams that hold a UCI ProTour licence must submit a registration renewal application to the UCI. This procedure helps the UCI to ensure that all teams fulfil the stated requirements, … [Read more...]

Liquigas is again visited by UCI doping controllers again

Team Liquigas was visited for the second time during its off-season training camps by International Cycling Union (UCI) anti-doping controllers. The Italian ProTour team – in Benicásim, Spain, from December 10 to 18 – was subjected to blood checks according to La Gazzetta dello Sport. The UCI had previously visited the team during its Italian camp last month in Salsomaggiore Terme … [Read more...]

High Road signs with ACE for anti-doping program

Team High Road's anti-doping programme for 2008 will be run by the Agency for Cycling Ethics (ACE), which also runs the program for the American Professional Continental Team Slipstream. High Road manager Bob Stapleton called it "the most comprehensive program out there. It is what the team needs and what the sport needs." According to the team's press release, each rider on the team will … [Read more...]