Sports Court orders return of Katusha’s World Tour license
The hearing on the issue took place in Lausanne, Switzerland on February 8, with panel members Professor Luigi Fumagalli of Italy, and Switzerland’s Luc Argand and Michele Bernasconi.
The International Cycling Union denied Katusha a World Tour license on December 10, 2012 on the grounds the team had an unclear financial situation and was making insufficient anti-doping efforts.
Katusha considered the decision unfair and appealed to the CAS in order to be registered as a UCI ProTeam in 2013.
Katusha are one of the leading cycling teams, with their rider, Joaquim Rodriguez of Spain, finishing high in the UCI 2012 world rankings.