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Carlos Sastre will race 2010 Giro d’Italia

Carlos Sastre has confirmed that he will race the Giro d’Italia next season. The Cerv

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 Davide Rebellin's hearing before the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) scheduled for this past week has been postponed due to a scheduling conflict. No new date was announced. Rebellin had an appointment on the same day with the Monaco Cycling Federation, which issued his race licence. The Italian tested positive for the EPO derivative CERA at the Beijing Olympics last summer. CONI wants three-years for Di Luca Italian Danilo Di Luca has reacted to news that CONI is recommending a three-year ban ...

Rebellin’s CONI hearing postponed

Davide Rebellin’s hearing before the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) scheduled for this past week has been postponed due to a scheduling conflict. No new date was announced. Rebellin had an appointment on the same day with the Monaco Cycling Federation, which issued his race licence. The Italian tested positive for the EPO derivative CERA at […]

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 Allan Davis has parted ways with Quick Step after one and a half seasons with the Belgian ProTour team. Dutch website wielernieuws.nl reported that Quick Step had not been able to offer the 29-year-old a new contract following the withdrawal of bicycle manufacturer Specialized as a team sponsor. Confirmation of Davis' departure from Quick Step came a day after the team's manager, Patrick Lefevere, had indicated his continued interest in signing Spaniard Alberto Contador for the 2011 season. "I ...

Allan Davis leaves Quick Step

Allan Davis has parted ways with Quick Step after one and a half seasons with the Belgian ProTour team. Dutch website wielernieuws.nl reported that Quick Step had not been able to offer the 29-year-old a new contract following the withdrawal of bicycle manufacturer Specialized as a team sponsor. Confirmation of Davis’ departure from Quick Step […]

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 Fresh from its visit to the snow in Passo San Pellegrino, Italy, Team Liquigas began training in slightly sunnier climes in Valencia, Spain, this week. The team centred its operation around the Benicassim beach area, although low temperatures on Spain's eastern coast meant that the likes of Roman Kreuziger, Ivan Basso and Daniele Bennati were still forced to wear full winter kit ( pictured below ). While the Italian squad's snow frolicking was designed to be a team-building exercise, it's back to ...

Liquigas escapes the snow for pre-season training

Fresh from its visit to the snow in Passo San Pellegrino, Italy, Team Liquigas began training in slightly sunnier climes in Valencia, Spain, this week. The team centred its operation around the Benicassim beach area, although low temperatures on Spain’s eastern coast meant that the likes of Roman Kreuziger, Ivan Basso and Daniele Bennati were […]

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 The Radioshack team run by Johan Bruyneel and Lance Armstrong will not be using the services of Dr. Rasmus Damsgaard, the anti-doping tester who initiated team-based programs with Team CSC/Saxo Bank two years ago, and Armstrong will not be publishing his blood values publicly. Armstrong explained at the team press conference in Arizona last week that relying on the UCI's biological passport program is sufficient now that it has become more robust. When Armstrong announced his comeback, the program ...

Armstrong abandons independent testing, publication of blood values

The Radioshack team run by Johan Bruyneel and Lance Armstrong will not be using the services of Dr. Rasmus Damsgaard, the anti-doping tester who initiated team-based programs with Team CSC/Saxo Bank two years ago, and Armstrong will not be publishing his blood values publicly. Armstrong explained at the team press conference in Arizona last week […]

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 Stefan Schumacher and Davide Rebellin have appealed their disqualifications from the Beijing Olympics to the Court of Appeal for Sports, the court announced Friday. In addition, the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) summoned Rebellin to a hearing on the doping charges this coming week. The two cyclists were found to have traces of CERA, the new generation of EPO, in doping controls taken at the Olympic games. Rebellin, who finished second in the road race, last month returned his silver medal and ...

Schumacher, Rebellin challenge Olympic disqualification to CAS

Stefan Schumacher and Davide Rebellin have appealed their disqualifications from the Beijing Olympics to the Court of Appeal for Sports, the court announced Friday. In addition, the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) summoned Rebellin to a hearing on the doping charges this coming week. The two cyclists were found to have traces of CERA, the new […]

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 Focus bikes will be represented in the peloton next year by two new teams, the German Continental Team NetApp and the US-based Jelly Belly team. The German bike manufacturer already supplies the ProTour Team Milram, and the Continental Team Van Vliet has extended its agreement with the supplier. In mountain biking, Focus provides bikes to the Team M.I.G. (Made in Germany) as well as the Italian amateur team Focus Italia. "Focus has its origins in cyclo-cross, and we plan to help our riders ...

NetApp and Jelly Belly will ride Focus bikes in 2010

Focus bikes will be represented in the peloton next year by two new teams, the German Continental Team NetApp and the US-based Jelly Belly team. The German bike manufacturer already supplies the ProTour Team Milram, and the Continental Team Van Vliet has extended its agreement with the supplier. In mountain biking, Focus provides bikes to […]

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 According to the Gazzetta dello Sport , Paolo Bettini is currently under investigation by the Italian tax authorities. The double World champion and Olympic champion is accused of having evaded nearly 11 million Euro from Italian income tax officers. By fictionally moving his residence to the Principality of Monaco, known to be a tax haven, the former cyclist is suspected to having committed the fraud. Investigators believe Bettini continued to live in Italy and only transferred his residence to ...

Bettini accused of tax evasion

According to the Gazzetta dello Sport , Paolo Bettini is currently under investigation by the Italian tax authorities. The double World champion and Olympic champion is accused of having evaded nearly 11 million Euro from Italian income tax officers. By fictionally moving his residence to the Principality of Monaco, known to be a tax haven, […]

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 Representatives of the Belgian town of Hooglede-Gits have restated their intention to host the International Cycling Union (UCI) World road Championships, and will aim to secure rights to the event in 2013 or 2014. Hooglede-Gits and the Italian city of Genova missed out on the right to host the 2012 World Championships, which were awarded to the Dutch region of Limberg at the UCI's annual conference in September. Organisers of the renewed Hooglede-Gits bid today told Belgian newspaper Het Laatste ...

Belgium to renew bid for UCI World road Championships

Representatives of the Belgian town of Hooglede-Gits have restated their intention to host the International Cycling Union (UCI) World road Championships, and will aim to secure rights to the event in 2013 or 2014. Hooglede-Gits and the Italian city of Genova missed out on the right to host the 2012 World Championships, which were awarded […]

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 Three riders from Columbia-HTC have visited Peru to see the effect of the charity supported by the team, Right to Play, and to help raise awareness for its programmes. Ina-Yoko Teutenberg, Craig Lewis and Evelyn Stevens, along with team doctor Helge Riepenhof, visited Lima and a number of remote areas of the South American country. The three pro riders not only toured the area and inspected the facilities, but also played with the children and joined in the sports activities. Sixty-five percent ...

Columbia-HTC riders visit Right to Play programmes in Peru

Three riders from Columbia-HTC have visited Peru to see the effect of the charity supported by the team, Right to Play, and to help raise awareness for its programmes. Ina-Yoko Teutenberg, Craig Lewis and Evelyn Stevens, along with team doctor Helge Riepenhof, visited Lima and a number of remote areas of the South American country. […]

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