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- The full results for Momentum Racing's O'Fallon Cup Criterium are attached.
Thank you again to everyone who came out to race, and enjoy the park.
The weather was perfect, and everyone seemed to have a great day.
Hope to see you all, and hopefully more, next year.
- Alex Grant (Salt Lake City, Utah/Sho-Air - Cannondale) and Monique andquot;Puaandquot; Mata (Yucaipa, Calif./Sho-Air - Cannondale) both came away victorious at Sundayand#39;s opening round of the USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Ultra-Endurance Tour (Pro UET), the US Cup - Sagebrush Safari 50 held in Lake Morena, Calif.
- The USA Cycling National Track Calendar began its 2013 edition at The Superdrome in Frisco, Texas, at the Matrix Cup p/b Richardson Bike Mart. Endurance riders competed in the points race, scratch race and individual pursuit while sprinters vied for points in the match sprint and time trial. After the weekend of racing, several familiar names surfaced atop the standings.
Taylor Phinney (BMC Racing) abandoned the Giro d’Italia during Tuesday’s 16th stage. The American, who wore the maglia rosa in 2012, withdrew from the race after suffering through illness, knee pain, and saddle sores during the three-week race.
Phinney wrote on Twitter on Tuesday that he’d been afflicted with an infection for almost a week:
I’ve been battling an infection for around 5 days now. Today I had to be smart and look after myself. Broke my heart to abandon this #Giro.
The BMC Racing strongman rode through pain in his right knee, allergies, and illness earlier in the race to support second overall Cadel Evans. He had hoped to finish the race on Sunday, but Phinney called it quits after the race’s second rest day.
The USA Cycling Professional Road National Championships take place Saturday through Monday in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Having abandoned the Giro, which doesn’t finish until Sunday in Brescia, Phinney, the 2010 U.S. time trial champion, would need an exemption from the sport’s world governing body, the UCI, to take part in the TT national championship. Despite his illness, Phinney would enter the race a favorite, with the absence of defending champion David Zabriskie (Garmin-Sharp), who fractured his clavicle in a crash at the Amgen Tour of California on Friday.
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IVREA, Italy (AFP) — French rider Sylvain Georges (Ag2r La Mondiale) is facing a disciplinary hearing after confirmation Tuesday of the presence of a banned substance in a sample taken after stage 7 of the Giro d’Italia.
The stimulant heptaminol was detected in Georges’ urine after the stage on May 10. The B sample confirmed the result, according to the sport’s world governing body, the UCI.
“Conforming to the rules, the UCI will ask the French Cycling Federation to start a disciplinary procedure against the rider,” a UCI statement announced.
Ag2r La Mondiale withdrew Georges from the Giro following his positive test.
Heptaminol, used to improve blood circulation, is available over the counter in pharmacies in France and is classified as a Specified Substance. According to the World Anti-Doping Code, Georges faces a two-year ban, but could avoid any sanction if he can prove accidental ingestion:
Article 10.4 Elimination or Reduction of the Period of Ineligibility for Specified Substances under Specific Circumstances Where an Athlete or other Person can establish how a Specified Substance entered his or her body or came into his or her Possession and that such Specified Substance was not intended to enhance the Athlete’s sport performance or mask the Use of a performance-enhancing substance, the period of Ineligibility found in Article 10.2 shall be replaced with the following:
First violation: At a minimum, a reprimand and no period of Ineligibility from future Events, and at a maximum, two (2) years of Ineligibility.
To justify any elimination or reduction, the Athlete or other Person must produce corroborating evidence in addition to his or her word which establishes to the comfortable satisfaction of the hearing panel the absence of an intent to enhance sport performance or mask the Use of a performance-enhancing substance. The Athlete’s or other Person’s degree of fault shall be the criterion considered in assessing any reduction of the period of Ineligibility.
- 1. Benat INTXAUSTI ELORRIAGA, Movistar, in 5:52:48
- 2. Tanel KANGERT, Astana, at :00
- 3. Przemyslaw NIEMIEC, Lampre-Merida, at :00
- 4. Ramunas NAVARDAUSKAS, Garmin-Sharp, at :14
- 5. Cadel EVANS, BMC Racing, at :14
- 6. Franco PELLIZOTTI, Androni Giocattoli-Venezuela, at :14
- 7. Michele SCARPONI, Lampre-Merida, at :14
- 8. Rafal MAJKA, Saxo-Tinkoff, at :14
- 9. José HERRADA LOPEZ, Movistar, at :14
- 10. Carlos Alberto BETANCUR GOMEZ, Ag2r La Mondiale, at :14
- 11. Rigoberto URAN URAN, Sky, at :14
- 12. Vincenzo NIBALI, Astana, at :14
- 13. Samuel SANCHEZ GONZALEZ, Euskaltel-Euskadi, at :14
- 14. Stefano PIRAZZI, Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox, at :14
- 15. Fabio ARU, Astana, at :14
- 16. Fabio Andres DUARTE AREVALO, Colombia, at :20
- 17. Robert GESINK, Blanco, at :23
- 18. Francesco Manuel BONGIORNO, Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox, at 1:51
- 19. Hubert DUPONT, Ag2r La Mondiale, at 1:51
- 20. Fabio FELLINE, Androni Giocattoli-Venezuela, at 1:51
- 21. Diego ROSA, Androni Giocattoli-Venezuela, at 1:51
- 22. Giovanni VISCONTI, Movistar, at 1:51
- 23. Yury TROFIMOV, Katusha, at 1:51
- 24. Egoi MARTINEZ DE ESTEBAN, Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 1:51
- 25. Wilco KELDERMAN, Blanco, at 1:51
- DNS Maarten WYNANTS, Blanco
- DNF Taylor PHINNEY, BMC Racing
- DNF Anthony ROUX, FDJ