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by Mark Zalewski
June 4, 2016
In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Gilbert wins stage at Tour de Luxembourg; Pujol climbs to Mt. Fuji win in Tour of Japan; Chicchi fastest in Boucles de la Mayenne stage 1; GP Gatineau: Wells wins road race, Neben fastest in time trial; UCI strengthens code of ethics, establishes term limits; After head of its Anti-Doping Committee challenges existing regulations, USA Cycling cuts ties; Russian track cyclist tests positive from London Olympics; Professional Cyclist Association calls for new safety measures; Calls for Belgian lottery to sell team; Investigation finds carbon fork failure caused cyclist death; Amgen Tour of California by the numbers; Rise – Inside Team Dimension Data; Sam Bennett rocks the training ride
Russian track cyclist Yekaterina Gnidenko tested positive for steroids after samples from the 2012 London Olympics were retested. As a result, Gnidenko is provisionally suspended from competition.
Gnidenko competed in the women’s sprint and keirin at the 2012 Games but did not win a medal.
In all 23 athletes from the London Games returned positive tests. The Russian Olympic Committee said seven other athletes were among the 23.
The UCI said that Gnidenko, “is the only positive the IOC passed on to us from the Beijing and London batches.”
Additionally, 31 athletes failed tests when 454 samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics were retested.
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