Shorts: Napolitano, Pound, Breschel

Danilo Napolitano takes his sprint skills to this weekend's World Track Champs, WADA chief has posit

Danilo Napolitano takes his sprint skills to this weekend’s World Track Champs, WADA chief has posit



Lampre sprinter Danilo Napolitano has been selected for the Italian team taking part in the World Track Championships, which start in the French city of Bordeaux today. Napolitano, who has won three times this season, is hoping that an outing in Saturday’s scratch race will help with his sprinting and handling skills.

– World Anti Doping Agency chief Dick Pound admitted he had had a “constructive and helpful” meeting with International Cycling Union officials, including UCI president Pat McQuaid, at the body’s Swiss HQ on Tuesday. A spokesman said the UCI had made “historical and current” data relating to anti-doping measures available to Pound without elaborating.

– CSC’s Matti Breschel is recovering quicker than expected from his broken vertebrae sustained in the Three Days of West Flanders in early March and is hoping to be able to make his race comeback at the Danish Grand Prix Herning and Colliers Classic (former CSC Classic) races on April 29 and 30, writes Susanne Horsdal.


“For the past week I’ve been able to train for an hour a day. Yesterday I spoke to [CSC directeur sportif] Kim Andersen and he asked if we should try me in the Danish races, so for now I’m on the team roster,” says Breschel.