Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Andrea Palini leads the Tour of Hainan after back-to-back stage wins; Confusion over status of Tramadol in 2016, WADA contradicts MPCC and says it isn’t banned; Ryder – Meintjes leaving MTN-Qhubeka is like a gaping wound; Cycling Australia announces two new appointments to the board […]


Confusion over status of Tramadol in 2016; WADA contradicts MPCC and says it isn’t banned

A statement released by the MPCC anti-doping movement on Wednesday has led to some confusion, with that release appearing to say that the painkiller tramadol would be banned next season. MPCC member teams voluntarily accept regulations that are tougher than WADA’s own rules. In November 2013 it said that its members had undertook not to […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Joaquim Rodriguez wins stage 15 of the Vuelta, Aru maintains overall lead; Elia Viviani wins Tour of Britain’s opening stage; Hansen takes a third straight stage win for Cannondale-Garmin at the Tour of Alberta; Fabio Felline wins GP de Fourmies; Lisa Brennauer claims overall victory […]


Astana booted from the MPCC over Lars Boom’s Tour de France start

Having defied the MPCC’s regulations in allowing Lars Boom to start the Tour de France, the Astana team has been ejected from the anti-doping organisation. The MPCC, which was set up in 2007 to try to restore credibility to the sport through the voluntary acceptance of tougher anti-doping regulations, has acted in relation to the […]


Astana facing MPCC exclusion after deciding Boom will start Tour despite low cortisol levels

UTRECHT, The Netherlands (CT) – The Tour de France has not yet started but the under-fire Astana team has already found itself centre stage and in the spotlight after it decided to defy the rules of the MPCC anti-doping movement and keep Lars Boom on its roster. The Dutchman, who signed for the team after […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Simon Spilak wins the Tour de Suisse; Alberto Contador takes overall victory at Route du Sud; Lisa Brennauer wins the Aviva Women’s Tour; Andre Greipel wins the Ster ZLM Toer; Amanda Spratt takes solo victory in the Giro del Trentino Alto Adige – Südtirol; Quintana […]


Team Southeast becomes fourth team this year to quit MPCC

Following on from Lampre-Merida, Bardiani CSF and LottoNL-Jumbo, who each left the MPCC anti-doping movement in recent weeks, a fourth squad is exiting the group. Team Southeast has indicated to the MPCC that it no longer considers itself a member. The group has responded by saying that it has opened exclusion proceedings. The team had […]


Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Matthews wins stage four of the Tour de Suisse; Gilbert out of Tour de France due to discovery of leg fracture; News of Gilbert’s Tour absence followed voiced frustration about BMC Racing Team’s selection delay; Contador still tired from Giro, says he has only done three days […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Nacer Bouhanni takes a second stage win at the Dauphine, Dennis retains overall lead; Paddy Bevin wins stage 4 of the Tour de Korea, Ewan still in yellow; Annamiek van Vleuten wins Euskal Emakumeen Bira prologue; LottoNL-Jumbo becomes third team to quit MPCC over disagreement […]


MPCC on LottoNL-Jumbo’s decision to quit: Only seven samples ever deemed too low, Dutch team had two of these

Responding to the LottoNL-Jumbo team’s criticism of it over its regulation relating to an enforced rest for riders with low cortisol levels, as well as the squad’s decision to resign, the MPCC anti-doping body has defended its position and asked why the team didn’t keep closer tabs on its riders. “More than 1,300 cortisol level […]