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UKAD response to WADA report

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Following the publication of the report, a UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) spokesperson said: “We welcome the findings of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) report today into alleged events in 2011. The report makes no recommendations for UKAD to follow, and notes that all samples related to their investigation were negative. The report also notes that the employees involved in the 2011 events are no longer employed by UKAD, and praises UKAD’s “diligent cooperation and transparency” with WADA’s investigation team.

Women’s Tour de France back after 33-year absence

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The women's Tour de France will be revived next year as the 2022 race route was unveiled in the Palais des Congrès in Paris on Thursday (14 October) by the newly appointed race director Marion Rousse.

The women's Tour had not been held since 1989 and will this year start from Paris and end eight days later at the top of the Super Planche des Belles Filles climb at the end of an eight-stage ride through eastern France.

The trial against the fan who caused the crash at the Tour de France

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Tomorrow, on the day when the Tour de France 2022 will be officially presented and the rebirth of the Tour de Femmes will be celebrated, a criminal trial will be held in Brest against the spectator who caused a group crash on the first stage of the 2021 edition Brest-Landerneau on 26th June.

The UCI has elected its Vice-Presidents for the next four years

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Meeting for an extraordinary session after the Congress of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) organised during the 2021 UCI Road World Championships in Flanders (Belgium), the newly elected Management Committee today carried out the election of the Federation’s Vice-Presidents for the next four years. In line with a modification to the UCI Constitution approved earlier in the day by its Congress, the UCI now counts at least one Vice-President of each gender, for a total of four Vice-Presidents (compared with three previously). The Vice-Presidents elected are:

U.S. Cycling Athlete Katherine Compton Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

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USADA announced today that Katherine Compton, of Colorado Springs, Colo., an athlete in the sport of cycling, has accepted a four-year suspension for an anti-doping rule violation.

Compton, 42, tested positive for an anabolic agent as the result of an out-of-competition drug test on September 16, 2020. Her urine sample was analyzed using a specialized test, known as Carbon Isotope Ratio testing, that differentiates between anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) naturally produced by the body and prohibited anabolic agents of external origin. Anabolic agents have powerful performance-enhancing capabilities and can give an athlete an unfair advantage over fellow competitors.

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The UCI armed with a comprehensive plan for sustainable development and commits to better representation of women on its Management Committee

 

The Management Committee of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is meeting on 2 and 3 June at the Olympic House, headquarters of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne (Switzerland), with some members physically present and others joining by videoconference.

Cyclist receives sanction

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Sport Integrity Australia today acknowledged the decision of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) to sanction athlete Patrick Constable for the Presence of a prohibited substance.

Consistency and deterrence: A summary of ITA’s anti-doping program for the Tour de France

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The International Testing Agency (ITA) managed the anti-doping activities for the 2021 edition of the Tour de France for the first time after the delegation of the entire cycling clean sport program by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) in the beginning of the year. The comprehensive and targeted clean sport program was implemented in close collaboration with the Agence Française de Lutte Contre le Dopage (AFLD) and the French authorities. To date, no anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs) were asserted in connection with the event.

The UCI supports Afghan cycling community and helps with the evacuation of 165 refugees

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The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and its partners have lent their support and help to the Afghan Cycling Federation. After the events which occurred in the country in August 2021 and the consequences that they have had on certain members of the population, in particular women, the UCI has reached out to members of the cycling family, the Olympic movement and also other members of the population whose lives and safety has been under threat, to enable them to leave Afghan soil.

U.S. Cycling Athlete Matt McWhirter Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

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USADA announced today that Matt McWhirter, of Scottsdale, Ariz., an athlete in the sport of cycling, has received a four-year suspension for an anti-doping rule violation.

McWhirter was subject to testing due to his membership in USA Cycling, which maintains the RaceClean Program that works to deter doping in the sport of cycling. The goal of the RaceClean Program is to create a level playing field from the grassroot to elite level of cycling.

LawInSport Weekly News Recap - 24 September

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Welcome to LawInSport’s weekly News Roundup.  This recap highlights this week’s news pieces from across the world of sport. For further updates, please visit our news section.

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The UCI innovates in the off-road disciplines

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Meeting on 21 and 22 September in Bruges (Belgium) during the 2021 UCI Road World Championships in Flanders, marking the event’s centenary, the Management Committee of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) made a number of important decisions, notably concerning cycling’s off-road disciplines.

Decision of the UCI Disciplinary Commission concerning Patrick Moster

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The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announces that its Disciplinary Commission has decided to provisionally suspend the German National Olympic Committee’s cycling team Sport Director Patrick Moster following his inappropriate words during the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 men’s individual time trial.

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The UCI adopts preventive measures to fight against abuse in cycling and reinforces its arsenal in the fight against technological fraud

The June meeting of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Management Committee which began yesterday in the Olympic House, headquarters of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne (Switzerland), and by videoconference, continued and finished today.

Significant increase in UCI Women’s WorldTeams’ salaries and budgets for 2021

Significant increase in UCI Women’s WorldTeams’ salaries and budgets for 2021

A year after the creation of the UCI Women's WorldTeams, the first division of women's road teams, by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the evolution of the riders' salaries and the teams' budgets confirm the ongoing professionalisation and development of the sector, according to a report by the auditing firm EY Lausanne, the external auditor appointed by the UCI as part of the teams' registration for the 2020 and 2021 seasons.

The UCI Track Champions League reveals its new, dynamic racing format

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The UCI Track Champions League today reveals its dynamic racing format that will premiere for the inaugural series in November 2021. Packing drama and action on the track into six rounds across six weeks, the series will see four riders ultimately emerge as the Champions: the best male and female sprint riders and the best male and female endurance riders.

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