The UCI has announced that they along with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) have dismissed the biological passport-related anti-doping case against Roman Kreuziger.
In August of last year, the UCI had given Kreuziger a provisional suspension based on his anomalies in his biological passport. This followed on from his team, Tinkoff-Saxo, excluding him from their Tour de France line-up after seeing concerns with his biological passport between March 2011 and August 2011, and from April 2012 to the end of the 2012 Giro d’Italia, when he had raced for Astana.
The press release from the UCI is below:
Based on the availability of newly obtained information, the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) and the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) have come to the conclusion that, in accordance with the applicable UCI anti-doping rules and WADA Athlete Biological Passport operating guidelines, there is at this stage no basis to proceed further.
They have therefore decided to withdraw their appeals.
The ABP is managed by the independent Athlete Passport Management Unit (APMU) in Lausanne and ABP cases are prosecuted based on the opinion of an independent Expert Panel.
Consistent with the approach taken during this entire case and in light of the confidential nature of the information concerned, the UCI and WADA are not in a position to comment further.