Three Russian Olympic cyclists 'potentially implicated' in McLaren doping report

The UCI says it is in the process of "identifying relevant rider samples" after three Russians selected for the Olympics potentially implicated in doping report

Olympic Rings (Flickr/Department of Culture, Media and Sport)

The UCI has revealed it is in the process of identifying samples of three Russian Olympic cyclists potentially implicated in the McLaren doping report to determine whether they can compete in Rio next month.

The International Olympic Committee left it to the individual sports' governing bodies to decide whether competitors should be banned from the games when it decided not to issue a blanket expulsion for the country.

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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.