Decision on Katusha doping cases due within hours, says Cookson

UCI president Brian Cookson says the UCI disciplinary commission will release their decision on Katusha's doping cases on Tuesday

Eduard Volganov (Katusha) tested positive for meldonium early in 2016 (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Cycling's governing body, the UCI, says it will issue its ruling on Katusha today, with the Russian team taking a minimum 15-day ban for its recent doping cases.

Italian Luca Paolini tested positive for cocaine at the 2015 Tour de France and last week the UCI announced that Russian Eduard Vorganov tested positive for meldonium, an anti-ischemic drug used to treat patients with chronic heart failure.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.