Alessandro Ballan

Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Jungels wins stage one of the Tour of Oman; Luxembourg rider pledges to ‘give his all’ to protect race lead; Porte shrugs off time loss on stage one of Tour of Oman; Weeks after being placed in a coma, Malori heads back to Europe; Boonen reaches deal […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Heart condition forces Mick Rogers to miss Australian championships and Santos Tour Down Under; The long goodbye: Wiggins says he might delay retirement, keep racing in 2017; Mantova case to conclude Friday, Ballan could face suspended prison sentence; Former pro Garate confirmed as now Cannondale […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: E3 Harelbeke course shortened for 2016, new cobbles added; Prudhomme – ‘Reducing riders will open up the race’; Armstrong – ‘If there was an equivalent to EPO today, everyone in cycling would be on it’; Wiggins on bulking up for Rio; December 20 deadline for […]


December 20 deadline for both Ballan and Bayern Rundfahrt race

A deadline is looming within the world of cycling, with both a former world champion and the organisers of one of the biggest events in German cycling saying that time is running out for them to remain within the sport. Alessandro Ballan has been on the sidelines since January of last year. He was handed […]

Ballan aiming for possible August return after CAS reduces doping suspension

He was handed a two year ban from cycling in January 2014 but following a successful appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, former world champion Alessandro Ballan has received a six month reduction to that suspension. The Italian rider will be eligible to return on August 17, although it remains to be seen […]

Ballan banned two years, sacked by BMC

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. Later on Friday, the 36-year-old rider was sacked by his team BMC. Ballan was punished by CONI’s anti-doping tribunal after it ruled he had contravened article 2.2 of the World Anti-Doping Agency […]