Levi gets a ride …

Astana invited into Giro lineup – Cycling – Yahoo! Sports GENEVA (AP)—Giro d’Italia organizers have invited the Astana team to compete in the race, reversing an earlier decision to ban it because of doping scandals. Astana officials confirmed Saturday they are hurrying to get elite American rider Levi Leipheimer from California to Palermo, Sicily, for […]

Merckx disses (Crack) Rock Racing

VeloNews | Merckx: Happily retired and carefully weighing his options [Axel] Merckx was close to rejoining the peloton in a much more active way after opening negotiations this spring to join Rock Racing as a sport director, but the deal fell through following differences with team owner, Michael Ball. Merckx told the Belgian daily La […]

Let the witch hunt begin …

Blood tests show 23 “suspect” riders – Yahoo! Eurosport UK A programme to create biological passports for professional cyclists, giving details of their blood analyses, has revealed 23 riders with suspect samples, the International Cycling Union said. UCI Anti-Doping manager Anne Gripper said 1,500 blood samples on 854 riders had been analysed since January and […]