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Four years after USADA’s Reasoned Decision, Bruyneel appeal to CAS underway in Switzerland

Four years — almost to the day — after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released its Reasoned Decision detailing evidence of doping activities of Lance Armstrong and the U.S. Postal Service Cycling team, Belgian Johan Bruyneel is facing an arbitration panel at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland, appealing a 10-year suspension handed to him by …

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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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Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Aru solos to Dauphiné stage victory with late-race attack, Contador retains yellow; Brenton Jones wins Korea stage, takes over lead; Motorist runs down cyclists, killing five in Michigan; Stig Broeckx finally out of danger after motorbike impact; Recovered after losing kidney, Trixi Worrack will make her return to racing this …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Lizzie Armitstead extends contract with Boels-Dolmans for two years; Class over kilos: The promising return of Carlos Betancur; Hidden motors: UCI defends current testing protocol; WADA suspends the accreditation of the Bloemfontein Laboratory; Vuelta announces wildcard teams; The team tipping point theory; Dave Brailsford: ‘Leicester City triumph is just a …

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Daily News Digest

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 …

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Why whistleblowers are crucial for cycling and other sports; Spanish calendar gets boost from return of Tour of Valencia; Cookson wants assurances if WADA takes over cycling’s testing; Contador considering dropping ‘pistolero’ celebration after Paris attacks; Keisse describes possible Wiggins pairing at Ghent Six as …

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Cookson wants assurances if WADA takes over cycling’s testing

A proposal by the IOC that WADA could take over testing for all sports is still some way from being made definite, but UCI president Brian Cookson has expressed possible reservations. In recent years the UCI has ramped up the amount of money spent fighting doping, receiving money from teams and others and using it …

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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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WADA clarifies status of ‘non-compliant’ anti-doping bodies, but questions remain about Lausanne lab

The aftershocks from the Russian doping scandal revealed by journalist Hajo Seppelt and his colleagues at the German TV channel ARD and investigated by a WADA Independent Commission continue to rumble. The Russian laboratory implicated in destroying samples despite being ordered to retain them by WADA has been blocked from carrying out any tests at …

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Journalist who exposed Russian doping scandal calls for UCI anti-doping commission clean-up

He’s the German journalist who caused a massive upheaval in the world of athletics when he exposed systematic doping within Russia. Now, as the fallout from his expose continues, Hajo Seppelt has said he believes the head of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), Nikita Kamaev, cannot retain his position on the UCI’s anti-doping commission. Update …

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