WADA Tell Team Sky To Take Chris Froome Evidence Elsewhere

by Stéphanie 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...]

UCI Backs Independent Audit On ‘Lance Armstrong Years’

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LAUSANNE, June 14, 2013 (AFP) - World cycling's governing body has backed a proposal to carry out an independent audit of its role in the Lance Armstrong doping scandal that rocked the sport. The International Cycling Union (UCI) said in a statement on Thursday evening that its management committee approved the idea continued talks on their handling of the Texan rider with the World … [Read more...]

UCI Rejects USADA Claims Over Lance Armstrong

PARIS, April 26, 2013 (AFP) - Cycling's world governing body on Friday roundly rejected claims from the man who brought down Lance Armstrong that they had contributed nothing to the fight against doping in the sport. The head of the the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) Travis Tygart told a French Senate hearing on Thursday that the International Cycling Union (UCI) had blocked efforts to … [Read more...]

WADA Requests Fuentes Evidence For Examination

MADRID, March 22, 2013 (AFP) - The lawyer representing the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has said blood bags seized from Doctor Eufemiano Fuentes should be released for inspection if the Spanish authorities strong stance on doping is to be believed. Berta Aguinaga made specific reference to the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Evaluation Commission's visit to Madrid this … [Read more...]

WADA Rules Out Action Against Swiss Lab

A Swiss laboratory accused of covering up doping offences by Lance Armstrong will not be removed from the list of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) accredited laboratories, WADA president John Fahey told AFP on Tuesday. US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) chief Travis Tygart alleged last month that the lab "tipped off" the US rider about the illegal blood booster erythropoietin (EPO) after a … [Read more...]

John Fahey Says Cycling Has ‘Crisis of Confidence

by Julian Guyer LONDON, Feb 12, 2013 (AFP) - Cycling faces a "crisis of confidence" over doping after the Lance Armstrong scandal, World Anti-Doping Agency head John Fahey said on Tuesday, as he called for tougher laws to combat drugs in sport and society. WADA and the International Cycling Union (UCI) have been at loggerheads over how to proceed since a damning US Anti-Doping … [Read more...]

WADA Slams UCI Over Closing The Armstrong Doping Hearing

LONDON, Jan 29, 2013 - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) accused cycling's world governing body of "deceit" on Tuesday following its decision to disband its own independent commission into the Lance Armstrong drugs scandal. WADA's damning criticism of the International Cycling Union (UCI) came as the independent commission itself issued a statement Tuesday saying a lack … [Read more...]

Armstrong Commission Halted As It Awaits UCI Files

by Julian Guyer LONDON, Jan 25, 2013 (AFP) - An independent commission set up by the International Cycling Union following the Lance Armstrong scandal was suspended Friday after it emerged it had yet to receive a document from the sport's global governing body. "We have yet to receive any documents from the UCI," an initial procedural hearing in London was told by Guy Morpuss, … [Read more...]

UCI “Smokescreen” Confirms Commission Is Not Truly Independent

Change Cycling Now (CCN) is dismayed by the Union Cycliste Internationals’s (UCI’s) incomplete response to the Independent Commission’s calls for wider terms of reference and alterations to the general process of its forthcoming review. It is a response which clearly illustrates the UCI’s continued determination to manipulate the independent process and consequently endangers the … [Read more...]