Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Valverde takes maiden Giro stage win as Nibali falters, Kruijswijk consolidates GC lead; Seven talking points from the second week of the 2016 Giro d’Italia; What you need to know about the IOC’s Olympic anti-doping retests; British Cycling sends email warning to its riders; Degenkolb to Trek-Segafredo?; Sagan to […]


What you need to know about the IOC’s Olympic anti-doping retests

Reports in recent days that 31 athletes from the 2008 Olympics had tested positive grabbed the headlines, and also raised the possibility that cycling could be one of the sports concerned. In 2009 the-then road race silver medallist Davide Rebellin was disqualified after retests determined that he had taken the EPO-related substance CERA. The latest […]


Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Nieve wins stage 13 of Giro d’Italia as Amador takes over Maglia Rosa; Breakaway win for Skujins on stage 5 of the Amgen Tour of California; Big day for American cycling as Megan Guarnier wins the first stage of the women’s Tour of California; Pederesen wins tough Tour of Norway […]


Why do so many elite cyclists have asthma?

In the wake of the Simon Yates adverse analytical finding for the anti-asthma medication Terbutaline, CyclingTips has sought to answer a question many are asking: just why do so many pro cyclists have asthma? Given that said cyclists are amongst the fittest athletes on the planet, many are arguing on social media that there is […]


The curious case of Oscar74: How USADA nabbed a masters doper

This story begins with a doorbell sounding in a residential neighborhood. It is a Saturday morning in December, and the sun has not yet risen in Reno, Nevada. Some time passes before the door is answered. Those are moments that, in retrospect, become the last seconds before one’s life is changed forever. The door swings […]


Report: Doctor claims he gave British Tour de France riders and other sportspeople banned substances

A British doctor has claimed that he provided unnamed British Tour de France riders plus other sporting clients with performance-enhancing drugs, according to a major Sunday Times story. The story quoted the doctor in question, Mark Bonar, as saying that he helped the athletes obtain the substances, which are forbidden under anti-doping rules. The 38 […]


A potential new method of performance-enhancement: ultrasound and platelet-rich plasma

If there’s one thing we can learn from the history of professional cycling, it’s that there will always be riders that are willing to take risks and break rules to get an edge over their rivals. Whether it’s via good old-fashioned EPO, the use of a hidden motor, “oxygen in a pill”, or something else […]


Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Guardini takes his third stage victory of 2016 Le Tour de Langkawi; Record 10 WorldTour teams plus some big names confirmed for 2016 Tour of California; UCI hails high demand from organisers for WorldTour licences for 2017; French anti-doping threatened by budget cuts; Battle on the Border […]


French anti-doping threatened by budget cuts

A serious drop in the money paid by the French Ministry for Sports to finance the fight against doping has caused a grave threat to French cycling. According to Direct Velo, French cycling federation doctor Armand Mégret has warned about the situation, saying that the longitudinal study carried out on riders to monitor their parameters […]


After UCI’s Katusha decision, what next for Paolini?

The situation surrounding Luca Paolini’s positive test for cocaine at last year’s Tour de France is undoubtedly a complicated one. Tuesday’s decision by the UCI’s Disciplinary Commission, to waive a potential suspension of the Katusha team over the positive cases involving Luca Paolini and Eduard Vorganov, prompted a fair amount of questions — and debate. […]