Bardiani-CSF could face 12-month ban after third rider tests positive, blaming his mother’s diuretic pill

Michael Bresciani reportedly tests positive for diuretic after his first race as a professional

The whole of the Bardiani-CSF team could be banned for up to a year after news emerged that a third rider on the team has tested positive a 12-month period.

Athletes should be implanted with microchips in order to catch drug cheats, says Olympians’ chief

We microchip dogs, so why shouldn’t we microchip athletes, says World Olympians Association chief

Professional athletes should be fitted with microchips in an attempt to catch dopers, according to the head of the World Olympians Association.

‘What are you waiting for?!’: WADA slammed for failure to ban Tramadol and corticosteroids

Open letter from MPCC criticises lack of action from WADA

WADA has been criticised for its perceived lack of action in banning Tramadol and coriticosteroids in a damning open letter from the MPCC.

Analysis of Samuel Sanchez’s B sample reportedly confirms positive test

Spaniard likely to face lengthy ban

Samuel Sanchez tested positive for a growth hormone on August 9

Samuel Sanchez looks set to face a lengthy ban after analysis of his B sample reportedly confirmed his positive doping test from before the Vuelta a España.

Stefano Pirazzi given four-year ban for positive drugs test ahead of Giro d’Italia

Former Bardiani-CSF rider banned until 2021

Stefano Pirazzi at the 2016 Giro d’Italia

Stefano Pirazzi has been banned for four years after failing a drugs test shortly before the Giro d’Italia, putting him out of the sport until May 2021.