Katusha not suspended by UCI after Commission rules conditions for ban were 'not met'

Katusha will be allowed to continue racing after the UCI Disciplinary Commission ruled that Luca Paolini's cocaine use was not performance enhancing

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Katusha will not be suspended for their anti-doping discretions after the UCI's Disciplinary Commission ruled that the conditions for a suspension were not met.

In its findings, the Commission adjudged that Luca Paolini's cocaine use, which was detected in an anti-doping control at the 2015 Tour de France, was not related to influencing his sporting performance.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.