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Mar 10, 2015

Cycling: Frenchman Mondory fails EPO test

PARIS, (Reuters) – Frenchman Lloyd Mondory has failed an out-of-competition test for the banned blood-booster EPO, the UCI said on Tuesday, the third positive case involving his AG2r-La Mondiale team in recent years.

“The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announces that it has notified French rider Lloyd Mondory of an Adverse Analytical Finding of EPO in a sample collected in the scope of an out-of-competition control on 17 February 2015,” the UCI said in a statement.

Mar 10, 2015

Frenchman Mondory fails EPO test

By Julien Pretot

PARIS,(Reuters) – Frenchman Lloyd Mondory has failed an out-of-competition test for the banned blood-booster EPO, the UCI said on Tuesday, the third positive case involving his AG2r-La Mondiale team in recent years.

“The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announces that it has notified French rider Lloyd Mondory of an Adverse Analytical Finding of EPO in a sample collected in the scope of an out-of-competition control on 17 February 2015,” the UCI said in a statement.

Mar 9, 2015

Team boss Madiot urges UCI to take quick action

PARIS (Reuters) – The International Cycling Union (UCI) must quickly follow up on an Independent Commission report and implement a series of simple measures to eradicate doping, French League and World Tour team FDJ boss Marc Madiot said.

The 227-page report published on Monday shows that doping is less prevalent in cycling although it has not been eradicated, and recommends that the UCI works closely with governments to track down cheats.

Mar 9, 2015

McQuaid relieved as CIRC report clears him of corruption

PARIS (Reuters) – Former International Cycling Union (UCI) president Pat McQuaid is relieved that he has been cleared of outright corruption by an Independent Reform Commission (CIRC) report on Monday.

The CIRC report said that McQuaid, UCI president from 2006-13, and his predecessor Hein Verbruggen, showed leniency in the fight against doping but found no evidence of corruption.

Mar 9, 2015

Doping fight not over but field more even, says report

PARIS (Reuters) – Although doping has not been eradicated in elite cycling, it is less prevalent with fewer teams and riders gaining from cheating, an independent commission report has found.

The Independent Reform Commission (CIRC), set up last year to look into the sport’s ugly past, including the Festina affair and Lance Armstrong doping scandal, said an environment existed “where riders can now at least be competitive when riding clean.”

Mar 7, 2015

Soccer-PSG thump Lens 4-1 to take top spot, Monaco win

PARIS, March 7 (Reuters) – Paris St Germain thrashed RC Lens 4-1 to move top of Ligue 1 on Saturday as the French Champions geared up for their Champions League clash at Chelsea next week.

David Luiz, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Blaise Matuidi and Javier Pastore scored the goals that put PSG on 56 points from 28 games, two ahead of Olympique Lyonnais who can reclaim the lead if they beat Montpellier away on Sunday (2000 GMT).

Mar 7, 2015

PSG thrash Lens 4-1 to claim top spot in Ligue 1

PARIS (Reuters) – Paris St Germain thumnped RC Lens 4-1 to move top of Ligue 1 on Saturday as the French Champions geared up for their Champions League clash at Chelsea next week.

David Luiz, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Blaise Matuidi and Javier Pastore scored the goals that put PSG on 56 points from 28 games, two ahead of Olympique Lyonnais who can reclaim the lead if they beat Montpellier away on Sunday (8.00 p.m. BST).

Mar 7, 2015

Soccer-PSG thrash Lens 4-1 to claim top spot in Ligue 1

PARIS, March 7 (Reuters) – Paris St Germain thumnped RC Lens 4-1 to move top of Ligue 1 on Saturday as the French Champions geared up for their Champions League clash at Chelsea next week.

David Luiz, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Blaise Matuidi and Javier Pastore scored theg oals that put PSG on 56 points from 28 games, two ahead of Olympique Lyonnais who can reclaim the lead if they beat Montpellier away on Sunday (2000 GMT).

Mar 4, 2015

Top 14 pressures hurting France, says technical director

PARIS (Reuters) – France are going through another tough Six Nations campaign because the Top 14 league takes too much space in the rugby landscape, according to the French federation’s technical director.

Speaking to Reuters, Didier Retiere, who was assistant coach when Les Bleus reached the World Cup final in 2011, believes however than France could perform well again on the biggest stage later this year.

Mar 4, 2015

Rugby-Top 14 pressures hurting France, says technical director

PARIS, March 4 (Reuters) – France are going through another tough Six Nations campaign because the Top 14 league takes too much space in the rugby landscape, according to the French federation’s technical director.

Speaking to Reuters, Didier Retiere, who was assistant coach when Les Bleus reached the World Cup final in 2011, believes however than France could perform well again on the biggest stage later this year.

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      "I have been with Reuters for nine years, working as a sports reporter in Paris. I have covered Olympics in Turin, Beijing and Vancouver, African Nations Cup in Ghana and Angola. As a cycling correspondent, I have been covering the Tour de France since 2006."
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