UCI approves reforms for men's professional cycling, incuding World Tour schedule

UCI approves reforms for men's professional cycling, incuding World Tour schedule

The International Cycling Union (UCI) approved a series of sweeping reforms for men`s road cycling, including an overhaul of the World Tour schedule, the sport`s governing body said on Tuesday.

Italy`s Caruso suspended after positive test

Italian veteran Giampaolo Caruso is out of the Tour of Spain after being provisionally suspended by cycling`s world governing body the International Cycling Union (UCI) on Tuesday after a sample provided in 2012 was retested and found to contain EPO.

Italian Luca Paolini fails dope test on Tour de France

Italian Luca Paolini fails dope test on Tour de France

Italian Luca Paolini has been provisionally suspended after the Katusha rider failed a dope test for cocaine on the Tour de France, his team and the International Cycling Union (UCI) said on Friday.

No motorhomes for riders? We''ll use them for staff, say Sky

No motorhomes for riders? We''ll use them for staff, say Sky

Motorhomes may be banned for riders on the Tour de France as the International Cycling Union (UCI) looks to preserve the fairness between the teams, Team Sky have the intention on taking them to the race for their staff.

Bradley Wiggins demolishes UCI hour record

Bradley Wiggins demolishes UCI hour record

Britain`s Bradley Wiggins smashed the UCI (International Cycling Union) hour record at the Lee Valley VeloPark in London on Sunday.

Richie Porte sleeps on wheels to improve Giro d'Italia chances

Richie Porte sleeps on wheels to improve Giro d'Italia chances

 Team Sky`s obsession with finding the most marginal of gains was evident when manager Dave Brailsford confirmed that leader Richie Porte was sleeping in a motorhome rather than at hotels during the Giro d`Italia.

Astana retained licence because of recent clean slate: Commission

Astana retained licence because of recent clean slate: Commission

Astana, the team of Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali, retained their World Tour licence because they stayed clear of doping scandals this season, the International Cycling Union`s (UCI) independent licence commission said.

Lance Armstrong risks angry Tour welcome: Cycling chief

Lance Armstrong risks angry Tour welcome: Cycling chief

 Disgraced champion Lance Armstrong will be risking an angry reception if he carries out his own Tour de France charity ride this year, the head of cycling`s governing body has warned.

Astana meet Licence Commission over doping case

Astana meet Licence Commission over doping case

Under-fire cycling outfit Astana met with International Cycling Union (UCI) officials on Thursday to plead their case for a World Tour racing licence.

The UCI called for Astana`s licence to be revoked over concerns about the Kazakh team`s practises regarding doping.

Roman Kreuziger slams delays in his doping case

Roman Kreuziger slams delays in his doping case

Czech cyclist Roman Kreuziger, accused of doping charges over problems in his biological passport, has slammed anti-doping bodies over delays in his case that has hampered his career.

UCI announce further anti-doping measures

UCI announce further anti-doping measures

World cycling`s governing body, the UCI, on Friday announced a number of measures to reinforce its anti-doping drive.

Team boss Marc Madiot urges UCI to take quick action

Team boss Marc Madiot urges UCI to take quick action

The International Cycling Union (UCI) must quickly follow up on an Independent Commission report and implement a series of simple measures to eradicate doping, French League and World Tour team FDJ boss Marc Madiot said.

Authorities turned a blind eye to doping: UCI boss

Authorities turned a blind eye to doping: UCI boss

The International Cycling Union`s president on Monday accused the organisation of turning a blind eye to doping in the past and even letting it spread to protect the sport`s image.

UCI hid Lance Armstrong dope test, says new chief Cookson

UCI hid Lance Armstrong dope test, says new chief Cookson

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong would not have won seven Tour de France titles without receiving favourable treatment from the International Cycling Union (UCI), the current head of the world governing body said on Monday.

USADA boss urges prosecution of ex-UCI chiefs

USADA boss urges prosecution of ex-UCI chiefs

US Anti-Doping Agency chief Travis Tygart says he is ready to assist in pursuing prosecution of former cycling chiefs accused in a new report of shielding Lance Armstrong from doping charges.

USADA chief rejects Lance Armstrong witch-hunt claim

USADA chief rejects Lance Armstrong witch-hunt claim

 The US anti-doping chief Wednesday dismissed accusations of a "witch hunt" against Lance Armstrong and said he was delighted with reforms aimed at cleaning up cycling.

USADA chief rejects Lance Armstrong `witch-hunt` claim

USADA chief rejects Lance Armstrong `witch-hunt` claim

The US anti-doping chief Wednesday dismissed accusations of a "witch hunt" against Lance Armstrong and said he was delighted with reforms aimed at cleaning up cycling.

Lance Armstrong made ''a scapegoat'' by USADA, says Pat McQuaid

Lance Armstrong made ''a scapegoat'' by USADA, says Pat McQuaid

Banned cyclist Lance Armstrong was the victim of "a witch hunt" and made a scapegoat by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), says former International Cycling Union (UCI) president Pat McQuaid.

Olympic road race to start, finish on Copacabana

The Olympic cycling road races in Brazil next year will start and end in front of the fort on Rio de Janeiro`s world-famous Copacabana beach, the International Cycling Union (UCI) said Friday.

Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali `not leaving` embattled Astana

Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali `not leaving` embattled Astana

Reigning Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali insisted he will not quit the embattled cycling team Astana following the doping positives of two teammates and three from the suspended Astana Continental outfit.