Cycling And Anti Doping Bodies Announce Tour de France Deal

PARIS, April 29, 2013 - The International Cycling Union (UCI) said on Monday that it has agreed to cooperate fully with the French anti-doping body at this year's Tour de France. The two bodies had been at loggerheads since March's Paris-Nice race but have now found common ground ahead of the sport's glamour event. "The UCI and the independent Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation … [Read more...]

AFLD Chief Bruno Genevois Calls For A Funding Increase

PARIS, March 21, 2013 (AFP) - The president of the French Anti-Doping Agency (AFLD) on Thursday criticized leading international federations for not taking the fight against doping seriously enough. Bruno Genevois also expressed his frustration at the time taken to put into place the measures required to carry out the fight against doping. At a hearing at the Senate, the upper house … [Read more...]

French Anti-Doping Agency To Work With The UCI At Tour de France

PARIS, Feb 28, 2013 (AFP) - The French anti-doping agency (AFLD) on Thursday gave the green light to working with cycling's governing body, the UCI, during the Tour de France. The AFLD will not, however, take part in doping tests taken during the Paris-Nice race which starts on Sunday. Those tests will be adminstered by the UCI alone. Thursday's statement by the AFLD marks an … [Read more...]

Tour de France In Favour Of Independent Dope Testing

The Beauty of The Tour de France

VERSAILLES, France, Feb 7, 2013 - Tour de France organisers are in favour of an independent body to deal with anti-doping issues in professional cycling across the board, race director Christian Prudhomme said on Thursday. Prudhomme said that for this year's edition of Paris-Nice, which starts on March 3, they were keen to secure the services of the French anti-doping agency (AFLD) as … [Read more...]

Tour chief Prudhomme Applauds Fight To Beat The Cheats

by Justin Davis (AFP) LES HERBIERS, France, June 30, 2011- Tour de France chief Christian Prudhomme has applauded efforts to weed out the cheats, even if it means unsavory doping revelations leave a black mark on the race. Even before this year's Tour de France gets underway Saturday, the controversy of Alberto Contador's positive test for clenbuterol last year is still hanging over the … [Read more...]

UCI Says More Passport Doping Positives Could Be On The Way

PARIS, June 23, 2011 - World cycling's governing body warned on Thursday that several blood samples are undergoing expert scrutiny to determine whether blood doping or manipulation has taken place. Using its pioneering biological passport programme, the International Cycling Union (UCI) has snared several top professionals despite the fact they had not tested positive for banned … [Read more...]

Paris-Nice A Big Doping Negative

All of the doping controls that were performed at Paris-Nice in early March, came back with 100% of them with a negative result, it was reported by official sources on Thursday. The International Cycling Union (UCI) has confirmed the information in response to the question from Controls at Paris-Nice were performed under the responsibility of the UCI, as required by the … [Read more...]

AFLD Invokes Confidentiality In Armstrong Investigation

The French Agency for fight against doping (AFLD) returned Thursday to a "secret investigation" by refusing to say whether it had sent samples to U.S. investigators on rider Cyclist Lance Armstrong dating back to the 1999 Tour de France. These samples of Armstrong contained the banned substance EPO, a product that is prohibited, according to a report published by the newspaper L'Equipe in … [Read more...]

AFLD Interviewed Regarding Armstrong

PARIS- Members of the French Agency in the fight against doping (AFLD) is being interviewed this week in Lyon as part of a survey in the United States on the case of American cyclist Lance Armstrong said a source on Tuesday familiar with the matter. These hearings are being conducted on behalf of international assistance. Seat Interpol, the international police organization, which is located … [Read more...]

French Anti-Doping Outlaws Called Back To The Fold

PARIS, Nov 2, 2010 (AFP) - France's national anti-doping agency (AFLD) said it is once again ready to help play a role beating the drugs cheats on the Tour de France after independent observers called for an end to its spat with world cycling chiefs. The AFLD was officially sidelined from working at any International Cycling Union-affiliated races in France this year after accusing the UCI in … [Read more...]