Cycling has a long and sordid history with doping — that is, taking performance-enhancing drugs (PED) to get ahead in the races. In fact, some of the earliest suspected cases of doping in cycling date back to the late 1800s, when riders would employ stimulants like cocaine to survive epic races, like Bordeaux-Paris, which ran more than 500 kilometers.
The former Danish law enforcement officer and top tennis player says cycling has come a long way from the dark days of the Festina Affair.
The Kazakh-registered team firmly denies any connections with the physician who had previously worked with Lance Armstrong.
An expanded Cyclocross World Cup series, rider safety regulations, and outsourcing doping controls to an international agency, came from a two-day meeting of the UCI Management Committee.
The UCI handed down four-year suspensions to Stefan Denifl and Georg Preidler for their involvement in the Operation Aderlass doping ring
Denise Betsema was the breakout star of the last cyclocross season, but she returned an adverse analytical finding in an anti-doping test at a January World Cup.
Top riders Thibaut Pinot and Marcel Kittel blast their former teammate who was ensnared in recent doping sting in Austria.
A doping investigation involving Nordic skiers could expose the new techniques used to cheat.
Tosh van der Sande fails anti-doping test taken at November track race in Belgium.