Maxim Iglinskiy of Astana, who tested positive for EPO. Photoraph: Michel Krakowski/AFP/Getty Images

There often comes a moment in any wordy or indeed worthy interview when the subject suddenly shifts uneasily in his seat and points towards the small (...)

Pat McQuaid: “He (Armstrong) decided to come back. We had no option but to allow him. And he did say his main reason was to promote his cancer charity. We had doubts. Of course we had doubts.” 9:48

There are, by now, so many sides to the story of doping in cycling over the past two decades that it’s gone perfectly and madly around. And around aga(...)

Cycling boss Brian Cookson has slated Lance Armstrong’s plans to ride the Tour de France route for charity. Photograph: PA

Cycling boss Brian Cookson has branded Lance Armstrong “completely disrespectful” for aiming to ride the Tour de France route this summer for charity.(...)

A report has accused the UCI of colluding with drug cheat Lance Armstrong. Photograph: Afp 1:57

Lasting 13 months and including a panel of three very experienced individuals, the Cycling Independent Reform Commission commissioned by the UCI in th(...)

 Lance Armstrong and UCI president Hein Verbruggen, who was head of the organisation which is said to have colluded with the disgraced cyclist to protect his status in the sport. Photograph: AFP 1:57

A damning report published on Monday shows how cycling’s world governing body, the UCI, colluded with Lance Armstrong from 1999 to 2009 to circumvent (...)

Former UCI presidents Hein Verbruggen and Pat McQuaid have been accused of failing to follow their own anti-doping regulations and not holding Lance Armstrong to the same rules that other riders were expected to follow. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images

A report has accused previous leaders of cycling’s world governing body the International Cycling Union (UCI) of undermining anti-doping efforts an(...)

Former UCI president Pat McQuaid: said that he had “a certain sympathy” with Lance Armstrong. Photograph: Inpho

Banned cyclist Lance Armstrong was the victim of “a witch hunt” and made a scapegoat by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), says former Inte(...)

Astana chief Alexandr Vinokourov: with Tour winner Vincenzo Nibali. The team manager tested positive for blood doping in 2007 when a professional rider. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

The UCI president Brian Cookson has called upon Alexandr Vinokourov and Bjarne Riis, the heads of the two most prominent teams in this year’s Tour de(...)

The main peleton heads up the Wicklow Gap during the three stages of the Tour de France which were held in Ireland in 1998. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Hosting the start of the Giro d’Italia in Ireland recalls the time another of cycling’s three-week Tours began on this island; back in 1998, the Tour (...)

UCI president  Brian Cookson. Photograph:  Jon Buckle/PA Wire

Brian Cookson, the head of cycling’s governing body, has called for a radical overhaul of the Olympics to be considered, with some indoor sport(...)