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British champion Blythe backs Yorkshire 2019 UCI Road World Championships bid

Wednesday 21 September 2016     British road cycling champion Adam Blythe believes Yorkshire is the perfect place to host the 2019 UCI Road World Championships and would love to see the event take place in his home county.   Blythe was born and raised in Sheffield and has raced for a number of the [...]

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Athletics Coach Dr George Skafidas Receives Lifetime Ban from All Sport

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) today confirmed that a former athletics coach Dr George Skafidas, has received a lifetime ban from all sport following nine Anti-Doping Rule Violations. Skafidas previously was a UK Athletics licensed coach and ran a training group for young athletes at the Princess Royal Sports Arena in Lincolnshire. The nine violations related to his [...]

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The Four Generations of Road Cycling Bike Fitting

  Most of the road cyclists are a little bit confused as far as bike fitting is concerned. We have made an effort to describe shortly the history of bike fitting. It’s important to be noticed that some athletes and coaches were – and continue to be- ahead of their times but we describe the [...]

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Tinkoff-Saxo presents the team for Tour de France

Tinkoff-Saxo has selected the nine riders for Tour de France 2014 after a thorough phase of decision. The team that will head out with the clear ambition of winning Tour de France is:   Alberto Contador, Michael Rogers, Nicolas Roche, Rafal Majka, Jesús Hernandez, Sergio Paulinho, Daniele Bennati, Matteo Tosatto, Michael Mørkøv.   The team [...]

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President Bach marks first day in office

One week to the day after being elected the ninth President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach officially took over the reins from his predecessor, Jacques Rogge, at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne on Tuesday. President Bach spent his first day in meetings with Honorary President Rogge, IOC Director General Christophe De Kepper [...]

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EBU GENERAL ASSEMBLY CALLS FOR URGENCY IN RESTORING PUBLIC SERVICE MEDIA IN GREECE

EBU Members currently gathered in Malta for the 70th EBU General Assembly today unanimously supported a Declaration expressing their grave concern with the continued “black screens” and silence of Greece’s public broadcaster. The text reads: After the Greek Government took ERT off air on 11 June, the country’s highest administrative court, the Council of State, [...]

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Joaquim Rodriguez will lead Katusha Team at Tour de France

In the end of June, Saturday 29th, the historical 100th edition of “Tour de France” will start. Katusha Team will take part to the event with Joaquim Rodriguez as the leader, fighting for general classification after last year’s two podiums in “Giro d’Italia” and “Vuelta a Espana”. The complete roster will be as follows: Pavel [...]

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UCI anti-doping Helpline +800 8884 8884

Replace the + by the code to leave your country (for example the number if you are calling from Great Britain would be 00 800 8884 8884) The International Cycling Union (UCI) today officially launched its 24-hour confidential anti-doping helpline for professional riders. The free helpline, which will take calls in English and French, is [...]

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Russian cycling federation to defend Katusha

ussian Cycling Federation has published its press-release to support Katusha Team. The text of press-release and the link are below: A press-release containing a refusal for the given until 2015 Team Katusha World Tour license registration has been published on the International Cycling Union (UCI) official web site on December 10, 2012. To this moment [...]

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Official statement from Katusha

At present moment Katusha Team has no information regarding the reasons for the decision of the UCI to reject the request from the team for registration in first division. Team management, riders and staff are extremely surprised by the lack of justification for such a decision made by the UCI. Thus earlier the team, which possesses rider No.1 in the [...]

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President John Fahey on positive samples from Athens

WADA welcomes the decision of the IOC to strip four athletes of their medals after samples taken at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens were reanalyzed earlier this year. This outcome has more than justified the IOC’s decision to reanalyze a number of samples from 2004. WADA applauds that and the decisions taken by the [...]

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Crocodile Trophy adventure takes riders to the extremes

Cairns  – Cooktown 20 – 28 October 2012 900+ km, 16,500+ m, 9 days   Crocodile Trophy adventure takes riders to the extremes   On 28th October the International Crocodile Trophy finished on Grassy Hill in Cooktown. Riders from all over the world and their support crews arrived on the final stage finish line of [...]

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