Death threats, doping and disillusion: the troubling state of cycling in Colombia

It’s a country that has been in the news for both good and bad reasons this season. Of the good, Colombian riders Nairo Quintana, Esteban Chaves and Rigoberto Uran had superb performances. Quintana was second overall in the Tour de France and also took Tirreno-Adriatico. Chaves won two stages in the Vuelta a España, led […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Brian Holm charged with indecent exposure; No Tour de France for Boasson Hagen, nationals also ruled out; Lotto Belisol confirms Van de Broeck and Greipel to lead Tour de France squad; IAM Cycling announces its nine for the Tour; UCI reacts to TUE criticism, promises […]


French newspaper claims UCI hasn’t followed WADA’s rules over TUE approval

Following on from its claims last week that the UCI may have broken its own rules over the approval of the use of a corticosteroid by Chris Froome in the Tour de Romandie, a race the Briton went on to win, the French Journal du Dimanche newspaper said on Sunday that the UCI had not […]

The new EPO? — GW1516, AICAR and their use in cycling

By now you would have heard about GW1516, a banned substance that five riders have tested positive to in the past week. And you might have heard of AICAR, a similarly restricted compound that can be used to boost performance. But how do they work? How safe are they? And how widespread is their use […]