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Semchuk unfit to start women's road race

By Gregor Brown in Stuttgart, Germany

The UCI performed out doping controls on 23 riders Thursday morning. The nations of Spain, Portugal, Great Britain and Ukraine were tested, the latter had its rider Svitlana Semchuk declared 'unfit' to start.

The 22 year-old was slated to start with the Ukrainian women's team in the road race on Saturday.

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Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Deputy Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. A former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks.