"The UCI took the decision to disqualify riders who are returning from bans from scoring points toward the team rankings for two years following their return from a anti-doping rule violation. The rule was ratified by the Pro Cycling Council in Copenhagen last autumn."
Am I alone in having missed this?
This will make it a harder decision on the part of teams to give riders who have "done their time" another chance. I suppose some will see that as unfair, others as just part of the price an offender has to pay.