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Interview: Why Phil Gaimon believes Danielson wasn’t doping

“We can’t take cookies from strangers.” With ever more precise anti-doping tests, Cannondale pro speaks about everyday concerns about accidental positives. Regarded as a rider with a strong anti-doping stance, Phil Gaimon has spoken up for former Cannondale teammate Tom Danielson, who is currently fighting a case in this area. Danielson tested positive last year …

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Judge rules that Operacion Puerto blood bags can finally be handed over

Over ten years after 211 blood bags were seized in the Operacion Puerto raids in Madrid, Spain, the truth about their origin finally looks set to be revealed. A judge in the Provincial Court of Madrid has ruled on Tuesday that the blood bags should be handed over to the Spanish cycling federation, WADA, the …

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New gene doping test likely to be in use for Rio Olympics

Any cyclists or other sportspeople who have sought to use gene doping in order to cheat but evade detection are risking detection in the Rio Olympics, with the IOC stating that a new test may be in place shortly. IOC medical director Dr Richard Budgett recently spoke to the press about retesting for the 2008 …

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After head of its Anti-Doping Committee challenges existing regulations, USA Cycling cuts ties

In April, USA Cycling asked University of Stirling academic Dr. Paul Dimeo to chair its Anti-Doping Committee, a new advisory board set up to support USA Cycling it is efforts to “reduce banned doping practices within amateur and professional cycling in America.” This week, USA Cycling asked Dimeo to step down, after comments made to …

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A Look Inside The Whereabouts Program

Imagine this for a moment. You’re driving home from a long interstate business trip, it’s 1:30am and you can barely keep your eyes open. You have 3hrs left to travel so you decide to pull into a motel for the night. The following morning you make your way home and are notified that drug testers …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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