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Doping: Rumsas investigated over son’s death

Over four months after his son collapsed and died, former Tour de France podium finisher Raimondas Rumsas is being investigated in connec...

Cardoso ‘devastated’ by positive test for EPO, insists upon his innocence

Responding to Tuesday’s news that he had provided an A test sample deemed positive for EPO and been removed from Trek-Segafredo’s Tour de...

CyclingTips podcast, Episode 24: Genevieve Jeanson on making peace with a tainted past

In the early 2000s, Genevieve Jeanson was a rising star in women’s cycling. Already a two-time national and world champion as a junior –i...

Paralympian Michael Gallagher opens up about his EPO doping: 'It’s a good thing I got caught'

Michael Gallagher answers the phone. He’s upbeat, friendly, and happy to chat. The connection isn’t great -- he’s in his car, speaking vi...

UCI announces Kocjan positive EPO test dating back to 2012

The 2014 Philadelphia International Championship runner-up Jure Kocjan has tested positive for EPO in a retroactive test carried out, acc...

Four year ban handed down to Mondory over EPO positive

The career of French rider Lloyd Mondory is almost certainly over after he was handed a four year ban on Friday. The 33 year old rider wa...

Caruso facing potential lengthy ban after positive A sample for EPO; Katusha’s Vuelta participation won’t be affected

The UCI has announced that the Italian rider Giampaolo Caruso has had a positive A sample for EPO, with retesting of a sample taken over ...

“Oxygen in a pill”: the next big thing in sports doping?

Much has been written in recent years about the future of doping in cycling and what drug, if any, will replace EPO as the substance of c...

Ag2r’s Lloyd Mondory positive for EPO, faces possible four year ban

In a week when the Cycling Independent Reform Commission stated that it would be foolish to believe the doping problem in cycling was a t...

UCI requests review of Astana’s WorldTour licence as third rider linked to team tests positive

The UCI has revealed that a third rider linked to the Astana cycling team has tested positive and has formally requested that its Licence...

Astana pledges investigation into doping positives, calls on Iglinskiy brothers to speak to CIRC

Expected to be grilled by the UCI over the two positive tests for EPO by its riders Maxim and Valentin Iglinskiy, the Astana team has spo...

UCI to scrutinize Astana over EPO positives of Iglinskiy brothers, may fine team for missing Beijing

The positive tests for EPO recorded by both Maxim and Valentin Iglinskiy have caused their Astana team to miss the Tour of Beijing due to...

Astana and Iglinskiy reverse decision to have rider’s B sample tested, team won’t ride Tour of Beijing

Weekend predictions that the Astana team and its rider Maxim Iglinskiy would, in fact, not have his B sample checked proved to be correct...

MPCC won’t immediately push for Astana suspension over Iglinskiy positive

The MPCC anti-doping movement has said that it won’t immediately require the Astana team to suspend itself, as per MPCC rules, over Tuesd...

Second Iglinskiy brother tests positive; could Astana miss Lombardia, Almaty and Beijing?

Former Liège-Bastogne-Liège and Strade Bianche winner Maxim Iglinskiy has become the second Astana rider in less than a month to be hande...

Valentin Iglinskiy provisionally suspended, fired by Astana after positive test for EPO

Astana rider Valentin Iglinskiy has been fired with immediate effect from the team, with the rider getting his marching orders after the ...

Blood Doping 101

The practice of enhancing performance through artificial means is as old as competitive sport itself. The first time blood doping came to...