Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

March 1, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Mareczko wins second Langkawi stage sprint; Hurel wins La Tropicale Amissa Bongo stage 2; Is Specialized pressuring riders to use disc brakes? Yes and no; Professional Cyclists Association sends legal warning to UCI over disc brakes; Pauline Ferrand-Prévot to race on the road, starting at Strade Bianche; Debate over proposal to reduce Grand Tour team sizes ongoing; Boonen alters race plan due to illness, crashes; Iranian Team Pishgaman suspended for multiple doping positives; 2018 Tour de France Grand Départ announced; Lotto-Soudal to be Lotto-Fix ALL for Paris-Nice; Tour de Langkawi, stage 6 highlights; Video: UCI Track World Cup Los Angeles highlights; Video: Paris-Nice teaser; Peter Sagan downs gummy bears post-race.

Iranian Team Pishgaman suspended for multiple doping positives

by CyclingTips

The UCI’s Disciplinary Commission has suspended the Continental Team Pishgaman Cycling for a period of 30 days until 6 April 2017 due to multiple doping violations.

Rahim Emami tested positive for anabolic androgenic steroids at Jelajah Malaysia stage race in October. Emani won the opening stage and finished fourth overall, but those results have been vacated.

Naser Rezavi failed a test for anabolic androgenic steroids on December 11, 2015 and was given a four-year ban.

The suspension is accordance with article 7.12.1 of the UCI Anti-Doping Rules (ADR) providing for a ‘Team Suspension.’

The UCI recently gave the Brazilian Funvic Soul Cycles-Carrefour team a similar suspension after multiple doping positives.