The CIRC report gave a damning view of efforts by former UCI president Hein Verbruggen (left) to protect Lance Armstrong. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images

The course of cycling through this decade and well into the next is likely to be dictated by two weighty documents and two key dates: the Usada “reas(...)

Pat McQuaid:  “The report completely clears me of any corruption, any wrongdoing or any complicity in doping,” he said on RTÉ radio. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images.

Although the Cycling Independent Reform Commission (CIRC)’s report into the actions of cycling’s world governing body, the UCI, was widely interprete(...)

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 (...)

“The report completely clears me of any corruption, any wrongdoing or any complicity in doping,” former UCI president told RTÉ radio. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Former president of the International Cycling Union (UCI) Pat McQuaid says a highly critical report on doping within the sport does not reflect poorly(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Lance Armstrong: 
the key to the commission’s success may hinge on whether Armstrong
, among others, gives evidence. Photograph: Getty Images

The international cycling union UCI has appointed three people including a war crimes investigator to sit on an independent commission to look into al(...)

 Lance Armstrong. Photograph: Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters

Former UCI president Hein Verbruggen could be called before the independent commission investigating historical doping allegations and claims of comp(...)

 Lance Armstrong admits that life has been “really tough” since his interview with   Oprah Winfrey last January. Photograph:  Reuters/Harpo Studios

Lance Armstrong has said he will answer with “100 per cent transparency and honesty” at any doping inquiry but also wants the authorities to be consis(...)