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List of main recommendations to UCI from doping report

List of main recommendations to UCI from doping report

GENEVA (AP) -- The International Cycling Union has been urged to renew its fight against doping after a scathing report into the sport's culture of using banned drugs. Here are some of the main recommendations for the UCI from the Cycling Independent Reform Commission report:

-- Work closely with governments and law enforcement authorities "on criminal matters in anti-doping."

-- Create an independent whistleblower desk, and routinely offer reduced sanctions to doping riders for providing "substantial assistance."

-- Report doctors found guilty of anti-doping violations to medical regulatory bodies.

-- Investigate riders, support staff "as soon as a suspicion is raised" and use full statute of limitation provision.

-- Create proactive ethics commission with obligation on riders, officials to cooperate.

-- Test riders at night and use exemption of "serious and specific suspicion" to take samples from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.

-- Routinely re-test samples when new science is available, and ensure the strategy is "well publicized."

-- Work more closely with pharmaceutical firms, and help tighten supply chains to pharmacies, hospitals.

-- Create a more effective anti-doping strategy using national studies to find out where and in which disciplines doping is most frequent.

-- Seek standardized quality of testing across laboratories accredited by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

-- Stop leaks of confidential information by WADA-accredited labs.

-- Stop "public shaming" by anti-doping organizations which report unproven allegations.

-- Improve UCI election process, perhaps by giving votes to riders through a strengthened union.

-- Help improve financial stability for teams, riders to reduce their incentive to dope for short-term results boost.

Updated : 2021-09-22 07:47 GMT+08:00