US track cyclist Bobby Lea wins appeal, will be eligible for Olympic Games

Through a decision by the Court of Arbitration of Sport, U.S. track cyclist Bobby Lea successfully appealed his 16-month suspension down to six months, allowing him to compete at the Rio Olympics in August, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency announced Thursday. A three-member panel of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), based in Lausanne, Switzerland, […]

WADA director general Howman believes prison terms for doping would be big deterrent

It’s a statement that will be greeted by some, but criticised by others. WADA director general David Howman has said that time behind bars could be a far more effective deterrent against doping than suspensions from sport. “I want to pose the question: should doping be a criminal matter?” he said, speaking at the 25th […]


UCI and WADA terminate CAS appeal concerning Kreuziger’s biological passport

Due to defend their case against Roman Kreuziger next week, the UCI and WADA have instead announced that they are dropping their appeals against the previous Czech Olympic Committee’s decision to clear him of biological passport anomalies. The UCI and WADA were due to argue their position in front of the Court of Arbitration for […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Michael Matthews wins stage 3 of Paris-Nice, takes overall lead; Adriano Malori wins Tirreno-Adriatico prologue; Andrea Guardini takes a third stage win at the Tour de Langkawi, Ewan maintains overall lead; CIRC report – Kimmage ‘would be astonished’ if Verbruggen lawsuit continues; Gerrans’ Spring Classics […]


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 […]

US Postal doping affair: CAS sets dates for cases involving Bruyneel, Martí and Celaya

It’s been a full eight months since WADA announced that it would appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in an attempt to secure longer bans from cycling for former US Postal manager Johan Bruyneel and two team staff. A date has now been set for that legal battle. CAS released a list […]

Kreuziger case: UCI contradicts Tinkoff Saxo team assertion that it hasn’t filed documentation

The UCI has answered claims by Tinkoff Saxo team manager Stefano Feltrin that it and WADA are responsible for the delays in Roman Kreuziger’s biological passport case, saying that suggestions it has not filed documentation are untrue. Earlier this week Feltrin told Cyclingnews that Kreuziger was still waiting for a hearing date and that the […]


The Week in Bike #48 – Grossly Disproportionate

A week of big announcements and bigger reactions. Is it the same old story in cycling, or is the UCI successfully threading needle between future expectations and past mistakes? We hope you enjoy Cosmo Catalano’s latest episode of The Week in Bike.


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 […]


WADA and UCI both appeal Roman Kreuziger biological passport case to CAS

Both the World Anti Doping Agency and the UCI have decided to fight the decision taken last month by the Czech Olympic Committee to clear Roman Kreuziger of anomalies in his biological passport, with the bodies confirming that they will bring the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. “After reviewing the full case […]