Cycling

UCI: Kolobnev escapes Russian ban for Tour doping

Share This Story

   
 

AIGLE, Switzerland (AP)

The International Cycling Union says Russian cycling officials do not intend to ban Alexandr Kolobnev over his failed doping test at the Tour de France.

The UCI says it received a decision from Russia on Thursday that ''foresees a fine and a warning'' for Kolobnev, who denies doping.

The UCI can request case files within 15 days, and has another month to appeal the Russian verdict at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Kolobnev, the 2008 Beijing Olympics bronze medalist, gave the only positive test at the Tour.

His urine sample from the fifth stage had traces of Hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic which hides the presence of other drugs.

The Russian Katusha team withdrew the 30-year-old Kolobnev after the ninth stage.

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by



FOX SPORTS Videos

Hood: Another black eye for Cycling Posted: Aug 24, 2012
Andrew Hood of Velo News discusses Lance Armstrong's decision to drop his challe...

London Beat: Cyclists take silver in team pursuit Posted: Aug 06, 2012
Cyclists Dotsie Bausch and Jennie Reed join FOXSports.com to talk about their si...

In Focus: Dotsie Bausch Posted: Jul 12, 2012
Laura Okmin tells the triumphant story of track cyclist Dotsie Bausch.

Fox Sports Store