Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

April 15, 2016

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: McClay wins GP de Denain; Johansson wins Euskal Emakumeen, stage 1; By the numbers: What it takes to win Paris-Roubaix; UCI makes it official: disc brake use is suspended pending further talks; Eddy Merckx: Disc brakes too dangerous for racing; How to beat the dreaded post race blues; Adriano Malori continues to improve; Philippe Gilbert to race Amstel Gold; WADA amends position on meldonium positives; Three Weeks To The Giro; Profile: Velocio’s Tayler Wiles; 1 in 20 among Melbourne roads closed this Sunday morning; Boonen on the 2016 Paris-Roubaix

WADA amends position on meldonium positives

by CyclingTips

The World Anti-Doping Agency issued a memo on Wednesday revising the guidelines determining the length of time the banned drug meldonium takes to leave the body. The welcomed news by the 172 athletes who tested positive for the drug since WADA added it to the banned substance list at the beginning of this year.

Many of the athletes are Russian, including tennis superstar Maria Sharapova, and also affects professional cyclist Eduard Vorganov (Katusha).

Eduard Vorganov

According to the memo, “There is currently a lack of clear scientific information on excretion times.” Russian officials quickly complained about the lack of data regarding the time it takes for the drug to leave the body, and that positive tests could have occurred as a result of ingestion before the start of the ban.

Click through to read more at The New York Times.

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