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Pantani’s Giro ban examined, Gotti ‘ready to concede’ 1999 Giro

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:39:16 +0000

Marco Pantani (Mercatone Uno) was poised to win the 1999 Giro d'Italia ahead of Ivan Gotti (Polti). But he was expelled from the race before the final mountain stage after a doping test. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

A new investigation into the 1999 Giro suggests that organized crime may have led to Pantani's expulsion from the race

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Froome remains undecided about 2015 Tour de France plans

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:56:07 +0000

Chris Froome could skip the 2015 Tour de France because the route does not suit his style. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

The 2013 Tour de France champion is still undecided about the 2015 race despite the mountainous parcours

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Brajkovic joins UnitedHealthcare through 2016

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:52:56 +0000

Janez Brajkovic is a strong time trailer and can also compete for general classification wins. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

The 30-year-old brings a wealth of experience to the U.S.-based Pro Continental team

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MTN-Qhubeka has Tour-sized goal for 2015

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:00:35 +0000

MTN-Qhubeka lined up at several UCI WorldTour races in 2014, including the Vuelta a Espana. Photo: Logan VonBokel | VeloNews.com

The squad wants to make history as the first African-registered team to race in the Tour de France

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Report: USA Pro Challenge boosted Colorado economy by $130 million

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:09:38 +0000

This year's USA Pro Challenge provided a significant boost to Colorado's economy. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com

The economic impact from the 2014 race was $130 million, according to a new report

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Q&A: USADA CEO Travis Tygart on fighting the doping battle

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:57:44 +0000

U.S. Anti-Doping CEO Travis Tygart. Photo: AFP PHOTO | JOHN THYS (File).

USADA CEO Travis Tygart speaks to Matthew Beaudin about the doping fight and trying to clean up the sport for good

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Aru to lead Astana at Giro, will help Nibali in France

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:40:21 +0000

Fabio Aru will have his turn at captaining Astana at the Giro next year. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

The Sardinian is poised to make a run at winning his first grand tour next May

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Contador and Tinkoff-Saxo heading to Mount Kilimanjaro

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:22:38 +0000

Tinkoff-Saxo has a new mountain to climb: Mount Kilimanjaro, whose summit is 5,895 meters above sea level. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

Nearly 80 Tinkoff-Saxo riders and staff members will attempt to summit Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa as part of a team-building camp

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Kreuziger’s lawyer responds to UCI/WADA appeal in doping case

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:58:11 +0000

Roman Kreuziger and his legal team are fighting doping allegations stemming from his biological passport. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com

The Czech rider's lawyer releases a statement and presents new evidence after the UCI and WADA press on with case

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Q&A: Leipheimer on doping — and moving on from the past

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:04:18 +0000

Levi Leipheimer, pictured at the 2012 Tour of Utah. Leipheimer spoke with Velo for a magazine story on the perceptions of those who had confessed to using PEDs. Wil Matthews | VeloNews.com

Levi Leipheimer talks to VeloNews about his doping past and his current relationship with cycling

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