Russian cyclists file lawsuit against Wada and Dr Richard McLaren

Kirill Sveshnikov won bronze at the World Track Championships in 2013 Three Russian cyclists have taken legal action against the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) and Canadian doping investigator Dr Richard McLaren. Kirill Sveshnikov, Dmitry Strakhov and Dmitry Sokolov were unable to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympics after Russian athletes were banned. The McLaren report, an independent study commissioned by Wada, found evidence of state-sponsored doping. The cyclists allege they were “unfairly implicated”. Having initially been selected for the men’s team pursuit in Rio, the three were banned after McLaren’s…

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