Coach names two of three Russian cyclists barred from Olympics for possible doping offences

Coach Alexander Kuznetsov reportedly writes to the IOC president to express his outrage that two of his riders are banned from the Olympics

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Two of the three Russian cyclists barred from attending the Olympic Games by the UCI after featuring in a damning doping report have been named by their coach.

The coach, Alexander Kuznetsov, named his athletes in a letter to International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach, expressing his outrage at the ruling made - a letter seen by Russian news agency TASS.

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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.