Kenny set to be awarded world championship track cycling crown after Bauge doping ruling
Great Britain's Jason Kenny is poised to be promoted to world champion after cycling's world governing body announced France's Gregory Bauge is to be stripped of his title for an anti-doping infringement.
Bauge, who beat Bolton's Kenny to gold at the Track Cycling World Championships in Apeldoorn, Holland last March, was last November issued with a one-year back-dated suspension from December 23, 2010 to December 22, 2011.
The ruling stated Bauge was punished for a 'violation of article 21.4 of the UCI Anti-doping Regulation' (two breaches of applicable requirements regarding rider availability and one missed test in 18 months).
Tarnished: Gregory Bauge (centre) claimed gold ahead of Jason Kenny (left) and Sir Chris Hoy at the track cycling world championships
A statement from the International Cycling Union (the UCI) read: 'The UCI today informed the FFC (Federation Francaise de Cyclisme) that all the results obtained by the rider and by any team of which he was a member during that period have been nullified by this decision.
'The UCI is therefore obliged to correct the results of the events in which Gregory Bauge participated during this period.
'As a consequence, the rider and the French team lose their individual sprint and team sprint titles won at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in March 2011.'
Kenny is therefore set to be promoted to the gold medal position, with Sir Chris Hoy poised to be awarded silver after his third-placed finish.
Germany trio Rene Enders, Maximilian Levy and Stefan Nimke are set to take the team sprint crown from France, with France's Michael D'Almeida and Kevin Sireau stripped of their title due to team-mate Bauge's offence.
Britain's Kenny, Hoy and Matt Crampton are set to be promoted from bronze to silver, with Australia poised to be awarded third place.