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 Toni Colom has asked the Spanish cycling federation to drop his temporary suspension due to a positive doping control, claiming the case against him is filled with errors. The International Cycling Union (UCI) ordered the provisional suspension in June, saying the Spaniard had tested positive for EPO in an out-of-competition control in April. The Katusha rider was targeted because of his blood profile and race schedule, the UCI said. Colom and his attorney filed an appeal of more than 50 pages, ...

Colom orders doping suspension to be dropped

Toni Colom has asked the Spanish cycling federation to drop his temporary suspension due to a positive doping control, claiming the case against him is filled with errors. The International Cycling Union (UCI) ordered the provisional suspension in June, saying the Spaniard had tested positive for EPO in an out-of-competition control in April. The Katusha […]

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 Former World Champion Igor Astarloa is on the verge of retiring at the age of 33. The Spaniard, who is under investigation for irregular blood values under the International Cycling Union's (UCI) biological passport programme, has been unable to find a team for the coming year. “I will most likely not continue next year,” he told biciciclismo.com . “I can say about 90 per cent that I will hang up my bike.” Astarloa turned pro in 2000 with Mercatone-Uno, and rode for Saeco, ...

Astarloa faces retirement for lack of new team

Former World Champion Igor Astarloa is on the verge of retiring at the age of 33. The Spaniard, who is under investigation for irregular blood values under the International Cycling Union’s (UCI) biological passport programme, has been unable to find a team for the coming year. “I will most likely not continue next year,” he […]

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 Danilo Di Luca will face a hearing at the Italian anti-doping Tribunal (TNA) on Monday, February 1, 2010, for his positive test results for CERA during this year's Giro d'Italia. The Italian was provisionally suspended by the International Cycling Union (UCI) on July 22, when it was confirmed that he had tested positive for the third-generation EPO after stages 11 and 18 of the Giro. Di Luca finished the race second overall, 41 seconds behind winner Denis Menchov (Rabobank). The Italian Olympic ...

Di Luca’s CERA hearing scheduled for February

Danilo Di Luca will face a hearing at the Italian anti-doping Tribunal (TNA) on Monday, February 1, 2010, for his positive test results for CERA during this year’s Giro d’Italia. The Italian was provisionally suspended by the International Cycling Union (UCI) on July 22, when it was confirmed that he had tested positive for the […]

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 Stuart O’Grady’s plan to return to racing in next Sunday’s Stan Siejka Launceston International Classic has been derailed by a bout of illness picked up last week. “I spent Wednesday to Friday with a raging fever, incredibly painful headaches, some chest pain and a few other nasty symptoms,” he told Cyclingnews this week. “I decided it was time to go into the hospital and get the diagnosis. I spent all Friday at the Royal Adelaide getting checked out, tested and ...

Pneumonia forces O’Grady to cancel comeback race

Stuart O’Grady’s plan to return to racing in next Sunday’s Stan Siejka Launceston International Classic has been derailed by a bout of illness picked up last week. “I spent Wednesday to Friday with a raging fever, incredibly painful headaches, some chest pain and a few other nasty symptoms,” he told Cyclingnews this week. “I decided […]

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Twenty Pro Continental teams apply for Wild Card status

Twenty Professional Continental teams have applied for Wild Card status, the International Cycling Union (UCI) announced today. Teams granted Wild Card status for the 2010 season have the right to be invited to races on the UCI ProTour calendar. The UCI approved 19 teams for Pro Continental status earlier in December and all but two, […]

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 There are too many cyclo-cross races in Belgium, according to other countries and the International Cycling Union (UCI). The world governing body of cycling has proposed that at least one weekend per month in the country should be free of 'cross events. “Foreign organisers believe that the international calendar is overwhelmed by Belgium,” said UCI co-ordinator Peter Van den Abeele to Het Laatste Nieuws . "This takes away from the sport in other countries. Belgian organisers have ...

UCI wants one cyclo-cross race-free weekend monthly in Belgium

There are too many cyclo-cross races in Belgium, according to other countries and the International Cycling Union (UCI). The world governing body of cycling has proposed that at least one weekend per month in the country should be free of ‘cross events. “Foreign organisers believe that the international calendar is overwhelmed by Belgium,” said UCI […]

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New venue for Critérium International

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 Jan Ullrich is likely to keep his medals from the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, according to Jacques Rogge, head of the International Olympic Committee. The IOC is investigating stories of his use of doping, but so far has no conclusive evidence to take action against the German. Rogge also said that the IOC will continue to support cycling and the International Cycling Union (UCI). Ullrich won the gold medal in the road race and silver in the individual time trial at the 2000 Olympic Games. Interviewed ...

Ullrich set to keep Olympic medals

Jan Ullrich is likely to keep his medals from the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, according to Jacques Rogge, head of the International Olympic Committee. The IOC is investigating stories of his use of doping, but so far has no conclusive evidence to take action against the German. Rogge also said that the IOC will […]

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UCI announces beefed up Olympic omnium format

The International Cycling Union (UCI) announced today the final format for the newly introduced track cycling omnium which will take the place of the Madison,

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UCI and former WADA president Pound make peace

The International Cycling Union (UCI) and its former president Hein

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