The UCI is appealing to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to try to increase the sanction imposed on Belgian cyclo-crosser Ben Berden, who tested positive and admitted taking EPO late last year. Berden was given a comparatively light 15 month sanction, and the UCI believes that it wasn't enough.
"I don't understand why the UCI want to get me," Berden reacted to VRT. "In contrast to a lot of others, I immediately admitted that I used EPO. I would have been better off staying silent. The UCI want to break me. After my 15 month suspension, I wanted to breathe new life into my career. But now, perhaps it's 'game over'. I'll go and work and benefit from life."