Jeannie Longo

Court suspends ban on Longo’s husband Ciprelli

GRENOBLE, France (AFP) – The husband of French cycling legend Jeannie Longo, Patrice Ciprelli, was celebrating Wednesday after a French court annulled his French Cycling Federation (FFC) ban for suspected doping offences. Ciprelli, who is also Longo’s coach, was suspended from all coaching activities by the FFC after being accused of procuring the banned blood […]

Longo lifts morale with Rhone-Alpes win

LYON, France (AFP) — French cycling heroine Jeannie Longo, who pulled out of next week’s world championships following reports she could be banned for missed doping tests, won the Rhone-Alpes time trial in south western France on Saturday. Her lawyer Pierre Albert said that Longo, who normally does not compete in the race because of […]