Your Friday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

November 18, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Alex Dowsett announces another hour record attempt; UCI provisionally suspends two Team Funvic Soul Cycles-Carrefour riders for CERA positive; Brailsford accepts invitation for Parliament hearing; Changes to Koksijde World Cup course; Rally Cycling finalises women’s roster; Team Novo Nordisk announces roster; Four British cyclists nominated as BT Sport Action Woman of the Year; Recyclable, folding paper cycling helmet wins James Dyson Award; For the Hell of it – A film dedicated to pedaling; We have been using rollers the wrong way; 1962 record speed attempt; One way to ask for better bike facilities in your office.

UCI provisionally suspends two Team Funvic Soul Cycles-Carrefour riders for CERA positive

by CyclingTips

The UCI announced that it has notified Colombian rider Ramiro Rincon Diaz and Brazilian rider João Marcelo Pereira Gaspar of an Adverse Analytical Findings (AAF) of CERA in samples collected at the Volta a Portugal Santander Totta this past July.


In accordance with UCI Anti-Doping Rules, the riders have been provisionally suspended until the adjudication of the respective affair.

These results constitute the second and third AAFs for the UCI Pro Continental Team Funvic Soul Cycles-Carrefour within a twelve-month period. Brazilian rider Kleber Da Silva Ramos tested positive for CERA during out-of-competition tests on 31 July and 4 August 2016.

As a result the UCI Anti-Doping Rules allow for the suspension of the team from 15 days to one year.

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

Click through to read more at the UCI.