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"[The UCI] has no real true idea of what the modern generation is like, what the modern peloton is."

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19.03.2015 @ 08:31 Posted by Renaud Breban

David Millar hopes that the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) will follow up on the Cycling Independent Reform Commission’s (CIRC) report. The former rider, who is one of the most outspoken cycling personalities about doping, said that the UCI needs to know more about modern doping.

 

“I hope there’s a follow-up report,” the British man told Cycling Weekly. “I told [UCI president] Brian Cookson they need to do an audit of today’s peloton, as I think that was what was really lacking from the CIRC report; a real, accurate analysis of where the modern peloton is. I still think there’s still a bit of an unknown. [The UCI] has no real true idea of what the modern generation is like, what the modern peloton is.”

 

David Millar also had a reply to Geraint Thomas who has said the report is “insulting” for including one rider’s opinion that 90 per cent of modern riders, even today, are doping. “I think it’s more than [insulting], I think it’s irresponsible for CIRC to put that in,” he said. “It’s hard enough to know if you’re in the peloton what’s going on, but if you’ve not been in the peloton for years because you’re banned then you’re literally not going to have a clue, so it is total hearsay. I think that was very irresponsible of the Commission to put that in the report, especially when they knew the gravitas that report carried.”

 

 

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