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"We must also work on attitudes and code of ethics but it is clear that it is effective controls have the greatest deterrent effect."

DOPING

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24.06.2015 @ 07:49 Posted by Renaud Breban

A report by Denmark’s anti-doping agency published a report after a strong investigation about doping. In this 97-page document, many informations into doping in Danish cycling between 1998 and 2015 including some informations about the CSC team. But ADD published also some measures to help to fight doping in the sport.


"In light of the many interviews the study group's assessment is that improved controls are crucial for anti-doping to work," Morten Mølholm Hansen, the director of the Danish Sports Confederation, said when presenting the report. "We must also work on attitudes and code of ethics but it is clear that it is effective controls have the greatest deterrent effect. It is primarily the risk of being exposed, which plays a role."
ADD added that one of the specific characteristics of cycling is the dependency of cycling teams on short-term sponsorship contracts. It suggested to fight against doping the  income from television rights with the teams.


It proposed also the Union Cycliste Internationale strengthen rules of good governance in teams and the introduction of criteria and witness obligation for directeurs sportifs, team doctors and other licence holders.


ADD concluded by calling on riders who "have admitted their use of doping to the investigation group to step forward and tell their full and true story and to act as ambassadors in the service of the anti-doping movement." It also called on "riders who win clean to publicly announce that their win was clean."


About the controls, the ADD recommendations include improving the WADA Whereabouts and Biological Passport programmes and introducing night-time testing in situations where there is a justified suspicion of doping, particularly in order to combat doping with micro doses of EPO or blood.

 

 

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