Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

May 28, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Oh, the drama! Nibali takes stage win, Kruijswijk crashes, plummets to third overall as Chaves moves into pink at Giro d’Italia; Devenyns wins stage and takes Baloise Belgium Tour lead; Two years after devastating injury, Taylor Phinney wins US national time trial championship; Carmen Small wins US time trial championship; Grzegorz Stepniak wins first stage of Tour of Estonia; Kimmage loses libel case to Verbruggen; Pendleton speaks out about corrosive British Cycling culture; Sky to continue sponsorships of cycling; Armitstead admits difficulty in overcoming past crashes; Chaves finds challenges come with the Maglia Rosa; Orica-GreenEdge Backstage Pass, Giro stage 18; Women’s Amgen Tour of California onboard highlights

Kimmage loses libel case to Verbruggen

by CyclingTips

Journalist and former pro cyclist Paul Kimmage has lost the libel case brought against him by former UCI president Hein Verbruggen, along with his successor Pat McQuaid. The Swiss court ordered Kimmage to pay libel damages of 12,000 Swiss Francs.


Arguably more significant for Kimmage is that he must pay for publicizing of the decision through notices in: The Sunday Times, L’Equipe, the Geneva-based newspaper Le Temps and NYVelocity.com.

Kimmage has long been an outspoken critic of the UCI during the Verbruggen and McQuiad presidencies, claiming an institutional cover-up of doping.

Verbruggen, with McQuaid, brought the libel case in January 2012, claiming that articles published by Kimmage had seriously damaged their reputations.

The ruling explicitly forbids Kimmage to say that, “Verbruggen knowingly tolerated doping, concealed test results, is dishonest, does not behave responsibly, did not apply the same rules to everyone, did not pursue Lance Armstrong after he had been provided with a backdated certificate, nor to make any allegation of that nature.”

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