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Italian teams ‘forced pro riders to pay to race’

On-going investigation in Italy centres on the practice of certain cycling teams to charge riders to join them, and charge them again if they want to leave Italian teams Androni, Wilier-Southeast and Bardiani required professionals to pay to race according to an ongoing investigation with testimony from Olympic gold medalist Elia Viviani 1 (Sky).

On Friday morning, Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera lifted the lid on an Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) investigation

French climber Kenny Elissonde set to sign for Team Sky?

Reports suggest Elissonde has signed a two year deal with the British team from FDJ Kenny Elissonde at the 2016 Vuelta a Espa a (Yuzuru Sunada) Team Sky 1 inked a two-year deal with French climber Kenny Elissonde that will allow him to ride in with the British squad starting in 2017, according to VeloPro website. > > > Chris Froome not writing off Giro d Italia ride in 2017 2 Elissonde, 25, won the Angliru summit finish stage 3 in the 2013 Vuelta a Espa a 4 and in this year s race, placed second in the Col d Aubisque stage 5 .

He carried the mountains jersey through the final mountain stage, where he was edged to second in the classification by Spaniard Omar Fraile (Dimension Data)

UCI announces rule change for team time trial world championship after protest

Team time trial event at UCI Road World Championships is no longer compulsory for WorldTour teams BMC in the Mens TTT at the 2015 World Cycling Championships The Union Cycliste Internationale ( UCI 1 ) has announced that the team time trial event at the 2016 Road World Championships 2 in Qatar in October will no longer be compulsory for all WorldTour 3 teams in response to protests from squads.