Mark Padun 'sickened' by doping suspicions

Mark Padun
Mark Padun in his new EF kit (Image credit: EF Education-EasyPost /

Mark Padun has spoken out for the first time about the doping suspicions that have followed him since last summer, revealing he has been hurt by the accusations and insisting he has not "come from nowhere".

The Ukrainian rider had a relatively quiet first three years as a professional but burst into life at last summer’s Critérium du Dauphiné, winning back-to-back mountain stages in dominant solo fashion. 

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.