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Bubnenkova fights for results

By:
Brecht Decaluwé in Hofstade
Published:
January 07, 2008, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:09 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, January 7, 2008

When Svetlana Bubnenkova celebrated her birthday this week, the 35-year-old wasn't thinking about...

When Svetlana Bubnenkova celebrated her birthday this week, the 35-year-old wasn't thinking about celebrating, rather, she was concerned about keeping her results from the second half of the 2007 season. The day before her birthday, the UCI contacted the Russian's Fenixs Team to announce it had nullified her results from June 2007, which included a fourth place at the World Championships in Stuttgart, without specifying of the reasons, according to ciclonews.it.

The UCI's web site showed all of Bubnenkova's results as 'DQ' from June through September 2007, which was not indicative of a doping claim, which carries a different abbreviation. Instead, the disqualification could be the result of licensing issues, which were brought to the attention of the UCI.

Bubnenkova's director Andrea Carlesi is confident the issue will be ironed out, and 'Buba's' results returned. “We are calm," said Carlesi, "we have already alerted the Russian Federation that it must show the UCI the necessary documentation, in which it is evident that Svetlana is in regular position as far as her license registration. We say that in about one month all will be arranged for this incident, but I repeat we are all calm with respect to the incident, and that her victories and placings obtained in the course of the last season will be returned as a part of Buba's resume ".

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