PARIS, Jan 6 (Reuters) – Britain’s Jason Kenny has been awarded the world individual sprint gold medal and Germany the team title after French rider Gregory Bauge had his results annulled for doping violations, the International Cycling Union (UCI) said on Friday.
In November, the French Cycling Federation imposed a one-year backdated suspension from Dec. 23, 2010 to Dec. 22. 2011 on Bauge meaning the UCI was obliged to nullify all results obtained by the rider and any team he was a member of during that period.
“As a consequence, the rider and the French team lose their individual sprint and team sprint titles won at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in March 2011,” the UCI said in a statement.
Bauge was guilty of “two breaches of applicable requirements regarding rider availability and one missed test in 18 months”, the UCI explained.