UK Sport chief executive Liz Nicholl has reached out to British Cycling, asking the body to endeavor it restores its credibility or risk losing funding.

This threat came on the heels of investigations into the body, following allegations of doping, bullying and discrimination.

The success of the British cycling body so far has been partly due to the funding package handed out to it from UK Sport.

Nicholl was recently in Manchester, at the National Cycling Centre with Jonathan Browning, the new chairman of British cycling where she delivered the warning, which was in response of the body’s claim of bullying and sexism made first last April by Jess Varnish, former Great Britain track rider.

Nicole Sapstead, the boss of UK Anti-Doping was in London on Wednesday where she updated MPS on the five month’s investigations carried out by her agency into allegations of wrongdoing made against British Cycling and Team Sky, its professional road racing offspring team. (more…)

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The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race has enjoyed a good recognition since its inauguration in 2015.

Following the success of the event last year, the organizers have started arranging for the 2017 edition of the race.

They confirmed that 13 World Tour teams would feature in next year’s edition of the event. They also revealed that an Australia Day criterium in Albert will be added to the event to expand the race.

Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race is one of the most recent World Tour events, and has invited 18 World Tour teams to the event in 2017. However, appearance is not compulsory.

There will be at least 10 World Tour teams participating at the World Tour races including; AG2R La Mondiale, BMC Racing, Cannondale-Drapac, Trek-Segafredo, Team Sunweb, Team Dimension Data, Quick-Step Floors, Bora Hansgrohe, Katusha-Alpecin, Lotto Soudal, and LottoNL Jumbo. The defending champions, Team Sky have also confirmed making an appearance at the 2017 race.

Since inception in 2015, the race has had two winners. Gianni Meersman (Etixx-QuickStep) won the first edition, while Peter Kennaugh claimed the title in 2016 for Team Sky. (more…)

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Frank Schleck And His Legal Case

In a recent news it was announced that Leopard AG would pay Frank Schleck about two million as damage payment.

The team separated ways with Frank in 2013 as per the Swiss news website. The payment will be made to Schleck and Winfrank GmBH which is his company. CAS’s decision was held up by the Swiss court in this matter.

There was a legal case based on the incident that occurred in 2013. The RadioShack – Leopard team had sacked Schleck when he tested positive for a diuretic drug called Xipamide. He tested positive in 2012 when he was about to participate in the Tour de France event. At that time he was banned for a period of 12 months, which started from January of next year. Even though the ban was issued Schleck continued to train. Even though he had been suspended, he continued to train and was about to return for active races when the team decided to sack him. At that time there was a four year contract in place with him and the team. (more…)

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