Your Thursday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

April 13, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Colbrelli wins De Brabantse Pijl; Cavendish diagnosed with mononucleosis from Epstein Barr; Two riders on Czech Continental team test positive, possible team sanction; British Cycling independent review report release delayed again; Wout van Aert to race all the Spring Classics?; In memory of Mike Hall, the man who inspired a world of cyclists; Dibben ‘finished’ Paris-Roubaix despite time cut; No more hippies and explorers: a lament for the changed world of cycling; Could financial problems in Bahrain affect team?; Pon Holdings looking to acquire Accell Group; E-bike legislation signed into law in Colorado; Video: Night Riders by Racing Club; Track Cycling: What is the Omnium?

Two riders on Czech Continental team test positive, possible team sanction

by CyclingTips

Two Czech riders on the same team tested positive for prohibited substances during out-of-competition controls last fall.

“The UCI was informed that the Anti-Doping Committee of the Czech Republic sanctioned the riders Jan Kovar and Michal Brazda with a period of ineligibility of four years for an Adverse Analytical Findings (AAF) of Stanozolol and Clenbuterol in the samples they provided on 12 November 2016,” a statement said.

“Both riders were members of the UCI Continental Team Elkov-Author Cycling when they received notice of the AAFs.”

Because the riders were on the same team at the time this triggers a review of the team for a possible suspension from between 15 to 45 days.

“The UCI will refer the matter to the Disciplinary Commission which will render a decision in due course.”