16 June 2014

Bruyneel, Celaya and Marti cases: WADA files appeal to CAS for longer sanctions with full support from the UCI and USADA

Following its review of the full case file, WADA has appealed the American Arbitration Association North American Court of Arbitration for Sport (AAA)’s decision to issue 10-, 8- and 8-year bans respectively to Johan Bruyneel, Dr. Pedro Celaya and Jose “Pepe” Marti for their involvement in the US Postal Services Pro Cycling Team doping conspiracy.

In appealing the AAA’s decision to CAS, WADA requests that consideration be given to longer sanctions for all three individuals involved in order to best protect athletes, and ensure a clean sport of cycling.

UCI and USADA are supportive of the appeal to seek longer sanctions, and will provide support to WADA during this process.

As with all cases, and adhering to the importance of respecting the integrity of the legal process, WADA, the UCI and USADA do not plan on any further public statement on the appeal case until the appeal is considered and a decision rendered by CAS.