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Blocked from Rio Games, Zakarin heading to Clasica San Sebastian instead

Tour de France stage winner Ilnur Zakarin is one of a number of Russians who have been prevented from competing in the Olympic Games, with the Katusha rider being removed from a plane which was about to take off for Rio on Thursday evening. According to chelny-izvest.ru, his coach Gumar Zakarievich said that he was …

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In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Valgren wins stage and takes over lead at Tour of Denmark; Gavazzi wins stage 3 in Portugal; Vasylyuk wins Qinghai Lake time trial; New gene doping test to be retroactively applied to Rio Olympic samples; UCI bars three Russian cyclists from Rio Olympics, three more removed; Contador already back in …

New gene doping test to be retroactively applied to Rio Olympic samples

Athletes bound for the Rio Olympic Games who have benefited from gene doping will face the threat of being exposed due to a new test which has been developed by Australian researchers. Days before the Rio Games start, the International Olympic Committee has confirmed that it plans to use a new test for the hitherto-undetectable …

Contador already back in action on Saturday

Although initial indications were that he would be out of competition for a longer period of time, Alberto Contador is set to return to racing on Saturday. The Spaniard crashed twice during the Tour de France and was far off his best, then abandoned stage nine after contracting a fever. Following that withdrawal on July …

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In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Cort wins uphill sprint in Tour of Denmark, stage 2; Mestre wins sprint on stage 1 of Vuelta a Portugal; Mareczko adds second stage win at Tour of Qinghai Lake; Rio Olympics: UCI pursuing 3 possible Russian doping cases but will allow 11 others to compete; Brian Cookson Interview: Team …

Rio Olympics: UCI makes decision on Russians to compete

The UCI has decided to go with the IOC rather that WADA in relation to permitting Russian riders to compete in the Olympic Games, shying away from the blanket ban that the latter advocated earlier this month. On July 18 WADA commented on the independent McLaren investigation which looked into claims of widespread doping by …

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In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Late-stage attack gives Devenyns overall victory in Tour de Wallonie; Benatti wins Tour of Denmark, stage 1; UCI finds no evidence of motor usage at Tour de France; Analysis: What can pro cycling learn from the IOC’s handling of whistleblowers?; Gilbert to Etixx-QuickStep?; Nibali responds to critics ahead of Olympics; …

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Hidden motors: UCI announces results of Tour de France checks

The UCI has announced that it carried out a total of 3,773 magnetic resistance tests for motors over the course of the Tour de France, and that no evidence of technological fraud was found. The tests came months after the first-ever case of mechanical doping proved that such motors were a real threat to the …

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In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Matteo Trentin wins Wallonie stage 4; Kump gets first win of season on stage 9 of Tour of Qinghai Lake; IOC: ‘No presumption of innocence for Russian athletes’; Herstory: Female Olympic winners past to present – Part 2; Tinkoff team budget analysis; Wiggins picks Froome to win Rio time trial; …

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In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Claeys wins third stage of Tour de Wallonie; Simon Yates takes first pro win at Prueba Villafranca; How the Week Was Won: 2016 Tour de France, Stages 17-21; The supertuck, super sprinters, and the Running Man: The 10 most memorable moments of the 2016 Tour de France; Using Tour of …

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