January 6/12 8:26 am - Bauge Stripped of World Track Titles
Posted by Editor on 01/6/12
The UCI announced today that French rider Grégory Baugé has been stripped of all results through 2011 due to missed out-of-competition testing and availability. This means British rider Jason Kenny becomes the Sprint world champion, his team mate Chris Hoy takes silver and French rider Mickaël Bourgain moves into the bronze medal position. France also loses the gold medal in the Team Sprint, with Germany taking gold, Great Britain silver and Australia moving up to bronze. Canada moves up to 17th.
The full UCI statement:
Following the decision on November 8th of the Fédération Française de Cyclisme’s (FFC) National Disciplinary Commission to inflict a one-year backdated suspension - from December 23, 2010, to December 22, 2011 - on Grégory Baugé for violation of article 21.4 of the UCI Anti-doping Regulation (two breaches of applicable requirements regarding rider availability and one missed test in 18 months) the UCI today informed the FFC that all the results obtained by the rider and by any team of which he was a member during that period have been nullified by this decision (art. 12.1.032.1 and art. 12.1.035).
The UCI is therefore obliged to correct the results of the events in which Grégory Baugé participated during this period. As a consequence, the rider and the French team lose their individual sprint and team sprint titles won at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in March 2011.