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Archives - April 2010


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Frei Admits Doping

BMC rider Thomas Frei has admitted to using EPO since April 2009. Last week the 25-year-old rider failed a test for EPO taken in March, and was suspended by his BMC team. Frie has stated he does not wish for his B sample to be tested. Speaking at a press conference in Switzerland he said …


Are we angry at the rider or the rules?

Standing 10k from the finish at last years World Championships, when I saw Vino come round the corner first, my heart deflated a little. Yes, he has served his ban, and with the current system, is fully deserving of a chance at victory. But like the supporters who ‘Booed’ him coming across the line as …


A Week in the Gutter

It should have been a week when we celebrate Cadel Evan’s fantastic victory in La Fléche Wallonne – but his teammate Thomas Frei Tested Positive for EPO. It should have been a week when we are glued to the coverage of the Giro del Trentino, but convicted cheats Vino, Ricco and Basso lead the general …


BMC Racing’s Thomas Frei Tests Positive for EPO

BMC Racing has announced that it’s rider Thomas Frei has tested A positive for EPO. Frei, currently competing in the Giro del Trentino in Italy and has been withdrawn from the event. Frei was lying 6th overall and placed 12th in the individual time trial prior to news of the positive test. Although not an …


Sarah Storey Making Waves With Horizon Fitness

Sarah Storey begins her 2010 season under the new UK based Horizon Fitness Racing Team under the watchful eye of Team Manager Stefan Wyman.


Individual Decisions

“So what exactly does Bike Pure stand for?” said the nice Japanese journalist to me in perfect English. I thought for a moment and was tempted to reel off the Bike Pure principals which some of the organizations ambassadors refined. Then I told her what I really felt “Whatever is good for cycling.” If anyone …


Team Bissell’s Ben Jacques-Maynes talks to Bike Pure

Ben Jacques-Maynes has been an everpresent figure on the US pro road scene for a number of years now. Riding for the accomplished Team BISSELL pro cycling team, we caught up with him as he prepares for a busy part of the US season.


France 2- Ukraine 0. Sport wins

The French Anti-Doping Agency (AFLD) have shown they remain at the cutting edge of anti doping research this week in cycling, regardless of the UCI’s decision to remove them from working on major events. The AFLD are still investigating the Ukrainian U23 team who tested positive at the 2009 Tour de l’Avenir. BikePure were saddened …


35 People Questioned in New Doping Investigation

Leading Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport has today revealed that up to thirty five people are now being questioned by Police about a suspected Italian doping network. The story broke earlier in the week when the home of Lampre rider Lorenzo Bernucci was searched and found to contain a number of illegal doping products including …

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