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Cycling: UCI v. Roman Kreuziger

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has begun working on the appeal filed by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) against the Czech cyclist Roman Kreuziger, the Czech Cycling Federation and the Czech Olympic Committee.

The UCI has filed the appeal against the decision issued on 22 September 2014 by the Arbitration Commission of the Czech Olympic Committee. Such commission was appointed to investigate anomalies detected by the UCI in the rider’s “Athlete Biological Passport”. The Arbitration Commission concluded that Roman Kreuziger had not committed any violation of the UCI Anti-Doping Rules.

In appealing to the CAS, the UCI has requested that the decision issued on 22 September 2014 be set aside and replaced with a new decision sanctioning Mr Kreuziger with a period of ineligibility of between 2 and 4 years. It further requests the disqualification of all competition results achieved from March 2011 until the commencement of the period of ineligibility as well as payment of a fine of EUR 770,000 and costs.

The arbitration procedure is in progress and the CAS will not comment further at this time.