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Tour de France News
Closer Than It Looked
A three-member arbitration panel unanimously found Bruyneel guilty of four of the five charges leveled against him, writing in its 112-page decision that "the evidence establishes conclusively that Mr. Bruyneel was at the apex of a conspiracy to commit widespread doping on the USPS and Discovery Channel teams spanning many years and many riders."
Team managers provide mixed reactions to Bruyneel's doping ban
The start of Flche Wallonne on Wednesday provided the perfect setting and illustration of cycling's continuing struggle to accept and deal with its past as teams and riders gathered less than 24 hours after news broke of Johan Bruyneel's ten-year ban for his part in US Postal's doping programme .
Horner's Lampre-Merida team to debut in Tour of Utah
Organisers of the Tour of Utah announced the first dozen teams for the 2014 edition, naming Chris Horner 's Lampre-Merida team as one of six WorldTour squads to accept invitations.
Phil Gaimon Journal: Home Alone in Catalunya
The Tour of Catalunya was last week. It's sort of a home race for Garmin-Sharp, with most of our riders based in Girona, Spain, and it was nice to go to a race without stepping onto a plane.
CONI seeks ban for Paolo Savoldelli
The anti-doping prosecutor for the Italian Olympic Committee has requested a ban for the retired Italian cyclist Paolo Savoldelli of two years and eight months in length The CONI made the announcement today, stating, "the measure was introduced in response to the request of the Union Cycliste Internationale to open disciplinary proceedings against ... (more)
Hesjedal on the rise in Catalunya
Journalists at the Volta a Catalunya were confused to see that Canada's Ryder Hesjedal was registered on the official results for stage four both as "did not start" - together with teammate Tom Danielson - and also taking 17th place both on the stage finish at Valter and in the overall.