Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Bronchitis rules champion Horner out of Tour of Spain  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 22/08/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) MADRID: Reigning champion Chris Horner was pulled out of the Tour of Spain on Friday as treatment he was receiving for bronchitis was deemed a health risk by his Lampre-Merida team.

The American was given doses of cortisone after suffering bronchitis during the Tour de France and Tour of Utah and had been cleared to race by the International Cycling Union (UCI).

However the team have adhered to the regulations of the Movement for Credible Cycling (MPCC) after Horner showed a cortisol level lower than the minimum recommended amount.

'Of course I'm sad about this news. Trying to defend the 2013 title Vuelta was my main target in the season the team signed me with the aim of being competitive in the Spanish race but I accept the decision linked to the MPCC's rules' Horner said in a team statement.

'This bad bronchitis has caused me a lot of problems. I've been suffering for it for weeks and this treatment could have allowed me to solve the problem.

'UCI gave authorization for the treatment I could race according UCI rules but my team is member of MPCC I understand it and we all must accept this situation without regrets.'

Horner produced a major shock when he became the oldest ever Grand Tour winner at 41 last year by beating Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali to victory in the gruelling three-week race.

This year's event gets underway on Saturday in Jerez with last year's Tour de France winner Chris Froome and Giro d'Italia champion Nairo Quintana the favorites for victory.

 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Apr 2 2015 - MEPs welcome Palestine to ICCKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Members of European Parliament Wednesday hailed Palestine's accession to the International Criminal Court as a historic moment in the Palestinian people's ...

 Apr 2 2015 - Kerry lauds Nigeria elections, urges peaceKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) US Secretary of State John Kerry offered his congratulations to the new Nigerian President Mohammadu Buhari on Wednesday, and called on citizens of that country ...

 Apr 2 2015 - ICC membership to help Palestine hold Israel accountable for crimes - JarawanKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) The Arab Parliament has lauded the Palestine's accession to the International Criminal Court (ICC), saying it is a significant move to put international pressure ...

 Apr 2 2015 - Saudi King meets Senegalese Pres.Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud held summit talks late Wednesday with visiting Senegalese President Macky Sall on the bilateral ties, and regional and ...

 Apr 2 2015 - Libya's El-Ghowail takes over as premierKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Former first deputy prime minister of Libya's National Salvation Government Khalifa Al-Ghowail announced late Wednesday he accepted to serve as prime minister.The ...

 Apr 2 2015 - Syrian coalition calls for UNSC measures under Chapter VIIKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Special Representative of the Syrian National Coalition to the United Nations Dr. Najib Ghadbian drew the UN Security Council's attention to the newest chlorine ...

 Apr 2 2015 - Qatar condoles with Turkey over deceased public prosecutorKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Qatar's Foreign Ministry expressed Wednesday night condolences to the Turkish government and people on the death of Public Prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz.The ...

 Apr 2 2015 - Re entry of drivers 'mandoubs' bannedArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) KUWAIT CITY March 21: Director General of Residency Affairs Major General Talal Ma'rifi has issued a decision banning the entry of company representatives (Mandoub) and drivers ...

 Apr 1 2015 - We're going to make it even better next time around: Al RubaiArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) KUWAIT CITY March 15: Defending FIA Middle East rally champion Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah claimed his fifth record win Saturday at the Kuwait International Rally 2015 held at the ...

 Apr 1 2015 - KFH partners with NUKS Canada branchArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) KUWAIT CITY March 6: Kuwait Finance House (KFH) has renewed the strategic partnership with the National Union of Kuwaiti Students Canada branch (NUKS-Canada) for the second ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help