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.

Austrian Braendle sets new hour record

Austria`s Matthias Braendle set a new one hour record of 51.85 kilometres on Thursday, the International Cycling Union (UCI) said on Twitter.

CAS reopens case against Roman Kreuziger after UCI appeal
CAS reopens case against Roman Kreuziger after UCI appeal

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said Tuesday it had reopened a case against Roman Kreuziger after the International Cycling Union appealed a Czech decision to clear him of doping charges.

Astana face licence review after third positive test
Astana face licence review after third positive test

The International Cycling Union (UCI) said Thursday it has asked its licence commission to undertake a full review of the management and anti-doping policies of the Astana team after a third case involving one of its riders.

Roman Kreuziger cleared of doping by Czechs

The Czech Olympic Committee on Monday cleared Roman Kreuziger of doping charges after the cyclist had been banned from the sport for months over problems with his biological passport.

Matteo Rabottini pulled from Italy squad after positive test

Italian Matteo Rabottini has been excluded from his national squad for the upcoming world cycling championships following a positive test for a banned blood booster, the Italian cycling federation (FCI) said.

Bronchitis rules champion Chris Horner out of Tour of Spain

Reigning champion Chris Horner was pulled out of the Tour of Spain on Friday as treatment he was receiving for bronchitis was deemed a health risk by his Lampre-Merida team.

Invest for cycling success, UCI president tells China

Emulating British cycling success on the Olympic stage will not come cheap but China has the potential to be a major player in the sport if it commits the proper investment, International Cycling Union (UCI) president Brian Cookson said on Monday.

British rider, Tiernan-Locke receives two-year doping ban

British rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke receives a two-year doping suspension for a doping charge. In the follow-up, Team Sky, which lost their leader and defending Tour de France champion Chris Froome due to a crash, sacked the 29-year-old with immediate effect.

UCI extends anti-doping agreement with French agency for Tour

The International Cycling Union (UCI) and the French Anti-Doping Agency (AFLD) will once again work hand in hand on the Tour de France, the sport`s governing body said on Thursday.

Rogers welcomes lifting of UCI doping ban

Australian Michael Rogers has welcomed the lifting of a doping ban for a banned stimulant, saying it has ended a very difficult time for him.

Cyclocross ideal for Winter Games: UCI chief

Brian Cookson, the president of the International Cycling Union (UCI), said on Wednesday that cyclocross could make the transition from the Summer Olympics to the Winter Games.

UCI chief, Brian Cookson touts on-board cycle cameras

International Cycling Union (UCI) president Brian Cookson said he is mulling over the idea of installing cameras on professional racers` bicycles to bring fans closer to their heroes.

Belgian federation proposes `red and yellow cards`

Belgian Cycling Federation president Tom Van Damme said Wednesday he wants the International Cycling Union (UCI) to introduce football-style red and yellow cards to improve safety in the peloton.

Alonso: Plans to start cycling team `going well`

Formula One driver Fernando Alonso says his plan to start a cycling team is "going well" after meeting with International Cycling Union president Brian Cookson.

Doping battle must be more cost efficient, say medical experts

The fight against doping costs $300-400 million a year and sporting medical experts at a conference hosted by FIFA on Friday questioned whether it was value for money.

Lance Armstrong says will testify with 100 percent honesty

Disgraced former Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has said he will testify with "100 percent transparency and honesty" at any independent enquiry into doping in cycling.

McQuaid defiant despite failing to win nomination

International Cycling Union (UCI) chief Pat McQuaid failed to win nomination for re-election as president following a secret ballot at the UCI congress on Friday.

Bitter race for cycling hot seat approaching finish

Months of shadowy politicking, allegations of corruption and the use of secret, damning dossiers will come to an end on Friday when UCI holds its presidential election.

International Cycling Union elections: Presidency row takes spotlight off `good year`

Cycling is on the road to recovery from the Lance Armstrong doping scandal but a good season for the sport has been overshadowed by a bitter presidency campaign.