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by Shane Stokes
May 13, 2017
In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Ewan wins stage 7 of Giro d’Italia; Chavanel takes stage 4 of the Four Days of Dunkirk; Gaviria builds advantage in Giro’s points classification; Bennett goes close again; Dumoulin believes Ag2r La Mondiale can take final overall victory in Dunkirk; BMC Racing Team lays out ambitions for Amgen Tour of California; Kittel to lead QuickStep Floors squad in Amgen Tour of California; Lance Armstrong makes light of fake death reports; Actor Patrick Dempsey joins riders for start of Giro d’Italia stage; Publication of Lizzie Deignan’s UK Anti-Doping ruling blocked; Cannondale-Drapac Chases More Green; Video: Caleb Ewan – post-race interview – Stage 7 Giro d’Italia 2017; Video: Giro d’Italia Backstage Pass – Stage 7 Post Race; Video: Giro d’Italia Backstage Pass – Stage 6 Post Race; Video: Giro d’Italia Backstage Pass – Stage 7 Pre race; Video: Keagan Girdlestone’s Tour De Comeback Documentary; Video: Signal; Video: Race Reporter Ruby with Peter Sagan; Audio: Quintana the funnyman?
Those hoping for the publication of the UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) ruling which allowed Lizzie Deignan to return to racing despite three whereabouts failures are still awaiting clarification of the decision, with the document’s release being blocked.
The rider, previously known as Lizzie Armitstead before her marriage last year, was provisionally suspended on June 9 last year by UKAD due to a third whereabouts failure in 12 months. This left her potentially facing a two-year ban. However she was ultimately allowed to return to racing by the Court of Arbitration for Sport as it deemed that a tester had not made a sufficient effort to reach her at a team hotel in Sweden on August 20, 2015.
She ultimately went on to line out in the Rio Olympics, amid some protests from fellow riders. She finished fifth in the event.
According to the Daily Mail, sources have told it that both UKAD and CAS would support publication of the ‘reasoned decision.’ This would clarify why the first of her three failures was struck from her record on a technicality.
A CAS spokesperson said that the decision could only be released with the permission of all parties concerned. The Daily Mail believes it is the rider or her representatives who have blocked its release.
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