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 It has been a very difficult period," Kreuziger said in a statement after the UCI and WADA had withdrawn their appeals at the Court … [Read more...]

Team Astana Doping Decision Expected By UCI In Days


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...]

Armstrong Accuser Betsy Andreu Celebrates Victory At WADA


Lausanne, March 25, 2015 (AFP) - Betsy Andreu, one of the first people to attest disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong took banned substances, told AFP that despite him "trying to destroy" her life she felt like she had won by testifying to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Tuesday. Andreu, wife of former Armstrong team-mate and fellow doper Frankie, added that because of her and her … [Read more...]

Roman Kreuziger Slams CAS For Delays In His Doping Case


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...]

Alessandro Ballan Banned Two Years For Doping By CONI


ROME, Jan 17, 2014 (AFP) - Italy's Alessandro Ballan, the world road race champion in 2008, was handed a two-year doping ban by Italy's Olympic Committee (CONI) on Friday. Ballan was punished by CONI's anti-doping tribunal after it ruled he had contravened article 2.2 of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code relating to "the use or attempted use of banned substances". A … [Read more...]

Chris Froome Welcomes Tougher Doping Penalties


NAIROBI, Nov 19, 2013 (AFP) - Tour de France champion Chris Froome has welcomed the introduction of tougher penalties for doping, and admitted that he had been personally "hit hard" by accusations he had cheated. Speaking at the end of a private visit to Kenya, the country of his birth and where he first fell in love with the sport, Froome said cycling was now a much cleaner sport than … [Read more...]

‘Miracle’ Needed To Reopen Lance Armstrong Case Says WADA

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 12, 2013 - Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong needs nothing less than a "miracle" to revisit his lifetime ban from sports after admitting to doping, the world anti-doping body chief said Tuesday. "I see it as done and dusted and it would take something close to a miracle to see it go forward in his case," said John Fahey, outgoing president of the World Anti-Doping … [Read more...]

Anti-Doping Bodies To Meet One Year After Lance Armstrong

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 12, 2013 (AFP) - World sports leaders will meet in Johannesburg from Tuesday to decide the future of the anti-doping battle, a year after cyclist Lance Armstrong's fall from glory. The doping police will consider stricter punishments for transgressors, as the repercussions of the disgraced Tour de France hero's confession to using banned substances are still felt in … [Read more...]

WADA Tell Team Sky To Take Chris Froome Evidence Elsewhere

by St├ęphanie PERTUISET LAUSANNE, Canton of Vaud, July 20, 2013 - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has told Team Sky to send their evidence to other organizations after the British team offered to provide them with details on Chris Froome's impressive Tour de France performances. Sky chief Dave Brailsford wrote to WADA offering to share their rider data with the organization … [Read more...]

Team Sky Offer To Release Chris Froome Data To WADA

by Andy Scott GAP, France, July 18, 2013 - Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford on Thursday confirmed he had written to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to offer them details of Chris Froome's performances in a bid to end the climate of suspicion surrounding the Tour de France leader. Froome's string of stunning performances on this year's Tour, from his mountaintop wins at … [Read more...]