Vino’ says he will be on Astana … or heads will roll

Vino’ says he will be on Astana … or heads will roll – VeloNews Alexander Vinokourov said Wednesday he intends to ride for Astana later this year or there will be serious consequences for those who keep him from riding on the Kazakh-financed team. In a press conference held in Monaco in advance of Saturday’s […]


Basso the Anti-Doper

Basso set for UCI drug role – Yahoo! Eurosport UK Eurosport – Tue, 06 May 10:48:00 2008 Former Giro D’Italia winner Ivan Basso will become an anti-doping campaigner for governing body UCI. Italian Basso is banned until October due to his involvement in the Operación Puerto doping scandal. UCI president Pat McQuaid backed the news […]


Countdown to an implosion …

From Velonews: Rock Racing sues to get into Tour de Georgia Rock Racing is suing the Tour de Georgia’s owner and its organizing company, asking to be let into the race that starts April 21. The team’s owner, Rock Racing LLC, filed a complaint April 8 asking for an injunction against the race’s owner — […]


And they’re off!

From comes word that “Cipollini and Ball’s relationship on the rocks”: The relationship that was started last fall in a Las Vegas discotheque could come to an end if Mario Cipollini does not get his say in the management of Rock Racing. The Italian, who came out of retirement at the age of 40 […]



Ball signs Sevilla, invites Landis to camp Rubber has yet to hit the road in ’08, but second-year continental road team Rock Racing continues to generate considerable attention, this time because of reports that owner Michael Ball has been courting Floyd Landis to fill an unspecified team advisory position. Word of the deposed 2006 Tour […]

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Le Tour du Dopage

Basso gets a two-year ban because of Operación Puerto … Ullrich retires for the same reason. Floyd Landis is still awaiting the outcome of his arbitration after “testing” positive for testosterone during last year’s Tour. I still think he’s getting screwed, even if he was doping. Sinkewitz tests positive for testosterone … and is “amazed!”. […]