Roman Kreuziger: Wada and UCI drop appeal against cyclist

Roman Kreuziger
Kreuziger came fifth in the 2013 Tour de France

The decision to acquit Czech cyclist Roman Kreuziger of doping charges will not be challenged after cycling and doping authorities dropped their appeal.

Kreuziger, 29, was cleared of doping by the Czech Olympic Committee last September.

World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) and the International Cycling Union (UCI) initially contested the decision.

But they have now ended their appeal to Court of Arbitration for Sport.

A statement from the UCI said: "Based on the availability of newly obtained information, there is at this stage no basis to proceed further."

Kreuziger tweeted: "Finally! It is over. Thanks for your support."

The Tinkoff-Saxo rider was pulled from last year's Tour de France and then suspended by the UCI because of anomalies in his biological passport in 2011 and 2012.

He missed the Vuelta a Espana and the World Championships.

His biological passport data in question stemmed from when Kreuziger, fifth in the 2013 Tour de France, was riding for the Astana team.

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