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WADA insists doping controls must be strict despite feud between UCI and ASO

WADA insists doping controls must be strict despite feud between UCI and ASO

The World Anti-Doping Agency called on cycling authorities to guarantee thorough doping tests at the Paris-Nice race and offered help to ensure compliance with its code.
The International Cycling Union and the ASO organizers of the Tour de France, which also run next month's Paris-Nice race, have been feuding over power within cycling for more than a year.
"All we can say is that we want the code to be part of the race," WADA president John Fahey said Wednesday of the Paris-Nice.
Because of the standoff, the UCI might not be involved in any doping controls for races organized by ASO, and the world cycling federation could also threaten to keep ASO races outside of its proposed scheme of anti-doping passports.
Fahey hopes the dispute would not affect anti-doping efforts at the Tour.
"The Tour de France takes place under whatever particular administration," but it "surely must involve effective doping controls, effective monitoring of the cheats," Fahey said.
"We want a clean Tour de France, like every supporter around world would want that."


Updated : 2021-04-14 07:31 GMT+08:00