Bardiani-CSF rejoins anti-doping group on 'probationary basis' after three positive tests

MPCC says it would never refuse applications to join anti-doping group

Bardiani-CSF in action after the Tour of Qatar

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Bardiani-CSF have rejoined the MPCC (Movement for a Credible Cycling) anti-doping group on a "probationary basis" despite three of their riders having delivered positive tests in the last 12 months.

The Italian team were previously members of the group, which supports additional, more stringent anti-doping measures, but left in 2015 after breaking the group's rules by reportedly not withdrawing a rider from the Giro d'Italia after he showed abnormally low levels of cortisol.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.