Kolobnev Tour doping hearing set for February

Alexandr Kolobnev, Amstel Gold Race 2011

Alexandr Kolobnev will have his Tour de France doping case heard at the Court of Arbitration for Sport on February 7, the organisation confirmed on Friday.

The CAS hearing is a result of an appeal lodged by the sport's governing body, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), in response to the Russian cycling federation (FVSR) giving Kolobnev a warning and small fine for failing an anti-doping test at the 2011 Tour.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.