The Week That Was...

News & Results

06/2/2005| 0 comments
by Ian Melvin

The Week That Was...

Ian comments on the happenings in the world of cycling.

the Belgian national championships until the end of the season.

American cyclist Tyler Hamilton has appealed his two-year doping suspension to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland. The Olympic gold medalist asked CAS to overturn the April 18 decision by the independent American Arbitration Association to suspend him for a blood doping violation. Hamilton has consistently denied any doping violation and criticized the testing method used by the Union Cycliste International, cycling's international governing body.

In other news, The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has told its accredited laboratories to modify testing procedures for the banned steroid nandrolone. WADA said that in the last several months, it has come across "very rare cases" of so-called "unstable urine," which could produce a positive finding for nandrolone. WADA has asked its labs to conduct "stability tests" if there is a positive nandrolone finding. If these tests reveal unstable urine, the positive result will be annulled.

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