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26
Feb

Open Letter to UCI & WADA on Lack of Dope Testing Post Cyclocross Worlds

  Dear UCI & WADA, It has been brought to our attention by a selection of cyclocross riders that there have been a lack of in-competition dope tests carried out in European cyclocross since the 2017 World Cyclocross Championships. The 2017 Cyclocross worlds took place in Luxembourg at the end of January but since that event there …

25
Jul

IOC Ruling: A Giant ‘F*ck You’ to Clean Athletes Everywhere

Just days after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) released it’s Report into state-sponsored doping within Russian sport, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have said Russia will not face a total sporting ban from the forthcoming Rio Olympics which begin on August 5th. There has been global outrage at the IOC’s decision, where Russia was fully …

27
Jun

Motorised Doping Tests Introduced at Tour de France

Motorised doping has hit the headlines this year, more so after the sanctioning of a Belgium rider at the world cyclo cross championships in January. Testing has been increased throughout the season with the UCI using tablet computers equipped with specialist software to complete several thousand tests so far. News broke today that both the …

6
Jan

489 Olympic Doping Test Samples Retested

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has today released information that they retested 489 dope test samples taken during the 2006 winter Olympics which were held in Turin, northern Italy. The IOC didn’t go as far as to say if any of the samples returned a positive result but said that any findings would be released …

7
Nov

Education – the Key to Fighting Doping and Promoting Ethics

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) hosted it’s fifth session of the International Convention against Doping in Sport at its headquarters in Paris late October. The theme of the conference was the education of young sportspersons regarding the danger of using prohibited substances. UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova stressed that “The only possible …

21
Jul

Power to the People?

Power to the people? Maybe not. Team Sky today released an amount of rider information relating the last 15km of Stage 10 of this years Tour de France. Stage 10 saw Froome put considerable distance between himself and his leading rivals. After coming under an increasing amount of scrutiny from several sections of the cycling …

18
Jul

New Bike Pure Cycling Kit Now Available

Our new team Short Sleeve Cycling Jersey and Bib Shorts are now available.  Produced exclusively by Champion Systems, our new kit features leading supporters AVT.bike, The Sufferfest, Juice Plus+, Studio 55, Champion Systems, Bottlesport, Token Cycling Products and DeFeet. Designed by Studio 55, we have opted for a more modern design with clean lines and …

4
Jul

Cortisone Use and Abuse in Cycling

We spoke with Cycling Ireland Doctor, Dr Conor McGrane to get his thoughts on cortisone and it’s relation to cycle sport. Lars Boom is the latest of many cyclists who have shown a low level of cortisone in their blood before a major race. While this is allowed by WADA it is seen as a sign of …