tramadol

Tiernan-Locke says British team ‘freely offered’ Tramadol around at 2012 worlds

Speaking in the course of a BBC interview into the Team Sky TUE controversy, former professional rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke has claimed that unnamed individuals working with the British team offered riders the controversial medication Tramadol at the 2012 world road race championships. “There was a time I rode the World Championships and we were offered …

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UCI frustrations continue as WADA denies request to ban Tramadol

Despite lobbying by the UCI to the World Anti Doping Agency over the legal status of Tramadol in sport, WADA has confirmed that the powerful painkiller will not be banned for 2017. Tramadol has been used by some riders for many years, reportedly showing up in anti-doping tests. Riders such as Taylor Phinney have warned …

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UCI lobbying WADA to ban Tramadol

With the use of grey area performance-enhancing substances in the news after the leak of Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) data from WADA, including details of corticosteroid injections by Bradley Wiggins, the spotlight is on other such substances. One of the most contentious is the painkiller Tramadol, which is a potent painkiller. It is currently not …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Peter Sagan swaps rainbow stripes for yellow jersey with Stage 2 victory at Tour de France; Rosa Round-up: more Boels-Dolmans success as Evelyn Stevens wins stage 3 and takes pink; Tour of Austria kicks off with uphill prologue and field sprint stage; Cavendish wins opening stage of Tour de France, …

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Race organisers, including ASO, reject UCI reforms and call for a decrease in team race squad sizes; Where are we going? The Inner Ring on the UCI’s reforms; Journalist who exposed Russian doping scandal calls for UCI anti-doping commission clean-up; WADA clarifies status of ‘non-compliant’ …

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Jakub Mareczko claims a fourth stage win at the Tour of Taihu Lake; Cookson – UCI wants to see if it can introduce its own Tramadol ban; Velon CEO Bartlett – furore over the so-called Velon addendum is a misunderstanding; Feltrin – UCI WorldTour reforms …

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Cookson: UCI wants to see if it can introduce its own Tramadol ban

Commenting after a recent statement by the World Anti Doping Agency that it will once again decline to ban the potent painkiller Tramadol, Brian Cookson has said that the UCI itself is looking into potentially tackling the issue. “This is very frustrating for us, and this is something that I have asked our legal people …

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Andrea Palini leads the Tour of Hainan after back-to-back stage wins; Confusion over status of Tramadol in 2016, WADA contradicts MPCC and says it isn’t banned; Ryder – Meintjes leaving MTN-Qhubeka is like a gaping wound; Cycling Australia announces two new appointments to the board …

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Confusion over status of Tramadol in 2016; WADA contradicts MPCC and says it isn’t banned

A statement released by the MPCC anti-doping movement on Wednesday has led to some confusion, with that release appearing to say that the painkiller tramadol would be banned next season. MPCC member teams voluntarily accept regulations that are tougher than WADA’s own rules. In November 2013 it said that its members had undertook not to …

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Cookson says UCI will try to tighten up on corticoids and other grey area substances

Speaking about a misuse of cortisone which was highlighted in the Cycling Independent Reform Commission (CIRC) report, UCI president Brian Cookson has said that the UCI is concerned by the use of this and other grey area products and will try to eliminate any abuses. The CIRC report looked into historic and current doping practices …

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