Henao withdrawn from competition by Team Sky while UCI’s Cycling Anti Doping Foundation studies blood values

Team Sky climber Sergio Henao has been sidelined by his team after the Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF) notified the rider about blood values tracked over a four year period. Team Sky announced the news on its website on Wednesday, saying that the Colombian would be sidelined while it worked with him to prove his innocence. […]


Cookson wants assurances if WADA takes over cycling’s testing

A proposal by the IOC that WADA could take over testing for all sports is still some way from being made definite, but UCI president Brian Cookson has expressed possible reservations. In recent years the UCI has ramped up the amount of money spent fighting doping, receiving money from teams and others and using it […]


Uncertainty over future of Cycling Anti Doping Foundation

It’s got one of the biggest anti-doping programmes in world sport, yet the Cycling Anti Doping Foundation (CADF) could be under threat after a decision taken by the International Olympic Committee on Saturday. The IOC announced after summit held in Lausanne, Switzerland, that it wanted to remove drug testing from the control of sports organisations. […]


Samples of top five finishers in the Tour de France to be retained for ten years for possible retesting, 656 controls carried out during race

The first five riders in the general classification at the Tour de France will have their doping control samples retained for ten years in order to facilitate possible retesting. The Cycling Anti Doping Foundation (CADF) and the UCI announced the news on Friday, meaning that the samples of Chris Froome, Nairo Quintana, Alejandro Valverde, Vincenzo […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Thibaut Pinot wins stage 5 of the Tour de Suisse, takes overall lead; Lizzie Armitstead wins stage 1 of Aviva Women’s Tour, crashes out after finish; Roger Kluge wins Ster ZLM Toer prologue; UCI/CADF anti-doping whistleblower hotline in place; Peter Sagan won’t leave Tinkoff-Saxo before […]


UCI/CADF anti-doping whistleblower hotline in place

The UCI has confirmed details of the anti-doping whistleblower service it has set up, saying that riders and others can pass on any relevant information to Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF). The importance of having such a service was highlighted by the report complied by the Cycling Independent Reform Commission (CIRC) earlier this year. It stressed […]


UCI wants ban of between two to four years for Kreuziger, loss of results from March 2011

The Court of Arbitration for Sport confirmed Tuesday that it had initiated a procedure filed by the UCI and WADA against the clearing of Roman Kreuziger by the Czech Olympic Committee relation to charges of blood doping. It outlined a range of penalities that the UCI hopes will be applied to the rider, including the […]


Kreuziger’s lawyer claims rider suffers from hypothyroidism and that bio passport samples were handled incorrectly

Commenting five days after the UCI and WADA confirmed that they plan to appeal Roman Kreuziger’s clearing of biological passport infringements to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the rider’s legal counsel has issued a statement reiterating the rider’s innocence. According to that counsel Dr. Jan Stovicek, over half of Kreuziger’s samples were not […]


All anti-doping tests from 2014 Tour de France declared negative

The Cycling Anti Doping Foundation (CADF), which manages the anti-doping programme of the UCI, has announced that there were no positive tests in this year’s Tour de France. The Swiss-based organisation has said that a total of 719 blood and urine controls were carried out on riders, and that none had been red-flagged. CADF Director […]


UCI says CADF will address Froome’s calls for more testing at Mount Teide

The UCI has said that it is moving to address the issue of anti-doping testing at some high altitude locations, with the governing body responding to comments on the matter on Wednesday by Chris Froome. Froome, who won the 2013 Tour de France and who has been training at Mount Teide in Tenerife, called for […]