Denis Menchov

WADA reviewing Mosquera case but says Spanish court decision can’t be upheld internationally

Initially second in the 2010 Vuelta a España but later losing that result and incurring a two year ban due to a positive test for hydroxethyl starch, Ezequiel Mosquera was cleared earlier this month by a Spanish court. However the retired rider’s chance of having his result restored and ban recognised as quashed in a […]


ARD anti-doping journalist Seppelt: if asked, I’ll speak to the CIRC about UCI and Contador

German anti-doping journalist Hajo Seppelt has been in the headlines this week after he and his colleagues at ARD were involved in uncovering what appears to be a massive doping scandal involving Russian athletics. According to a documentary broadcast on ARD station WDR on Wednesday night, up to 99% of the Russian Olympic team used […]


Audio: UCI president Cookson rejects any suggestion of Makarov shielding Menchov

UCI president Brian Cookson has rejected any question of Russian UCI management committee member and Katusha team owner Igor Makarov having influence over the handling of the Denis Menchov case, saying that there was no interference in the matter. On Saturday it was confirmed that Menchov had been handed a two year ban and disqualified […]


Menchov given two year ban, disqualified from three Tours de France

Over a year after his-then Katusha team announced that Denis Menchov was walking away from the sport, citing a knee injury as the reason, it has emerged that the Russian rider has been suspended for biological passport violations. In a list of doping sanctions displayed on its website, Menchov is listed as having been given […]

Rabobank, Plan B

image from On the back of his victory at the Giro d’Italia, the Rabobank squad arrived in Monaco with high hopes for Denis Menchov to wear the yellow jersey in Paris but so far nothing has gone according to plan. Menchov disappointed in the opening time trial. Then in the team time trial he […]