doping

Marianne Vos on mechanical doping: ‘There is no coming back from this for Femke’

When on Saturday in Zolder the news broke that “technical fraud” may have been committed by cyclocross racer Femke van den Driessche, former seven-time cyclocross world champion Marianne Vos was still in the press building. She had delivered race commentary for a Dutch news service and was on her way out when UCI officials released […]

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UCI announces Kocjan positive EPO test dating back to 2012

The 2014 Philadelphia International Championship runner-up Jure Kocjan has tested positive for EPO in a retroactive test carried out, according to the UCI. The governing body announced the news Monday in its online list of suspended riders, although details were minimal. It named the substance and also listed the date of the test, which was […]

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Responding to news of his positive test, Caja Rural rider claims innocence and blames contamination

One day after it was revealed he had tested positive a mere three days into his pro career with the Caja Rural-Seguros RGA team, the Spanish rider Alberto Gallego has insisted on his innocence in an open letter. Sent to the BiciCiclismo website, Gallego rejects any suggestions that he deliberately took stanozolol, which is the […]

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Two year doping ban for former pro Boogerd, who must step back from work with current team

Having admitted almost three years ago to a long period of doping during his career, Michael Boogerd has been sanctioned by the UCI and handed a two year suspension. In March 2013 he told Dutch national broadcaster NOS that he had used EPO, cortisone and blood transfusions during the period 1997 to 2007. “I’m sorry […]

German sportspeople face prison terms of up to three years as new laws are made official

Cyclists and other sportspeople from Germany who test positive for banned substances could face up to three years in prison after a new anti-doping law was made official. “The law was overdue, important penal provisions now come into effect,” said German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere, according to Inside The Games. His portfolio includes the […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: UCI ready to change the 6.8 kg weight limit; UCI’s technical manager downplays risk of disc brakes; British cycling stunned after junior TT champion and masters road race winner guilty of doping; 2016 Vuelta could have 10 summit finishes; Cyclist killed in Sydney was ‘amazingly […]

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British cycling stunned after junior TT champion and masters road race winner guilty of doping

Coming after indications this week that two time trialists had been implicated in doping, British junior TT champion Gabriel Evans has admitted the use of the blood booster EPO. Evans’ confession has stunned British cyclists, given that the London Dynamo rider is just 18 years of age. His admission was posted on the Timetrialling forum […]

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Sports supplements and accidental doping – how big is the risk?

The vast majority of professional cyclists take nutritional supplements of some kind and they certainly aren’t alone – many amateur riders do as well. But according to several riders that have been accused of doping in recent years, nutrition supplements can often be to blame for a positive test. So is that the case, or […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Giacoppo, Wells win Stan Siejka Launceston Cycling Classic; Mark Cavendish to race the 2016 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race; Brian Cookson – The reform of professional cycling is vital for the future of our sport; Dynamo Cover Continental team collapses, former Australian U23 champion […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Holm says Cavendish may need to pick and choose targets in busy 2016; Drop in level of teams competing in Tour of Qatar; Triple world champion Stybar to ride only one cyclo-cross race this season; Ochowicz states Richie Porte can win a Grand Tour; Spat […]

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