A close-up look at the Australian's purpose-built ride
Australian's 2015 Tinkoff-Saxo team bike
Winner of the 2015 Tour Down Under
New and old kicks and lids seen at WorldTour race
Jeannie Longo and her husband Patrice Ciprelli
Anti-doping agency concedes to federation decision
The French anti-doping agency has closed its case against Jeannie Longo, going along with the decision by the French cycling federation. The federation dismissed doping-related charges against the 53-year-old last month.
The FFC and the AFLD opened an investigation of Longo earlier this fall after she violated the “whereabouts” requirements three times, between May 2010 and June 2011. Twice she provided insufficient information, and the third time she missed a doping control.
However, the FFC dismissed the charges in November. Under French law, athletes must be notified annually that they are included in the out-of-competition anti-doping test pool, and Longo was not notified for 2010 or 2011. She was therefore not required to submit her whereabouts.
Longo now has the possibility of riding in her eighth Olympic games in London next summer.