Roman Kreuziger's biological passport appeal rejected by CAS

Court of Arbitration for Sport rejects Roman Kreuziger's appeal against provisional suspension due to possible anti-doping violation - Czech rider will not take part in Vuelta a Espana for Tinkoff-Saxo

Roman Kreuziger of the Tinkoff-Saxo Bank Cycling Team 2014

(Image credit: Watson)

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) threw out Roman Kreuziger's appeal today and backed a decision by cycling's governing body to suspend him from racing.

Despite his Tinkoff-Saxo team arguing against it, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) provisionally suspended Kreuziger on August 2 while it investigates abnormal findings in his biological passport that possibly indicate doping.

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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.