AFLD “very impressed” With Case Against Armstrong

PARIS - The president of the French Agency for the fight against doping (AFLD), Pierre Bordry, said Thursday he was "very impressed" by the work of U.S. authorities investigating the case of Lance Armstrong who is being accused of doping by his former teammate Floyd Landis. The seven-time Tour de France rider is the target of an investigation by two U.S. attorneys and the U.S. Anti-Doping … [Read more...]

WADA Rejects French Testers’ Tour de France Request

PARIS, June 23, 2010 - The World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) on Wednesday turned down a request from the French Anti-doping Agency (AFLD), who wanted to carry out their own drug tests at the Tour de France. Although responsibility for drug testing at the Tour rests with the International Cycling Union (UCI), the French agency approached WADA hoping to carry out around 60 extra tests at the … [Read more...]

AFLD To Ask For Additional Tour Tests

PARIS, May 12, 2010 - The French anti-doping agency (AFLD) will ask the International Cycling Union and the World Anti-Doping Agency to be able to conduct their own additional anti-doping controls on the Tour de France. "We are a national agency, we are not qualified for an international competition but we can ask for supplementary controls," AFLD president Pierre Bordry told Bicycle.net on … [Read more...]

Pat McQuaid: “In our view, the AFLD has no credibility”

MONTREAL, May 10, 2010 (AFP) - Pat McQuaid, president of the International Cycling Union (UCI), said that "the French Agency (AFLD) has no more credibility in the fight against doping, "explaining why the federation has decided to get rid of their services for doping controls during the Tour de France in 2010. Q: What are the reasons you no longer want to work with the AFLD? A: "In … [Read more...]

Pat McQuaid Not Worried By French Anti-Doping Snub

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PARIS, March 6, 2010 (AFP) - Cycling boss Pat McQuaid said Saturday he was not surprised by the French anti-doping agency's (AFLD) announcement they would not be cooperating with the International Cycling Union (UCI) at next week's Paris-Nice race. "For the UCI it's an accepted fact that the AFLD will not cooperate with us," said UCI chief McQuaid. "It's more important for the AFLD to … [Read more...]

Arrest Warrant Issued For Floyd Landis

PARIS, Feb 15, 2010 (AFP) - An arrest warrant has been issued for US cyclist Floyd Landis, accused of hacking into a French drug-testing laboratory, France's anti-doping authority (AFLD) said on Monday. Pierre Bordry, head of the AFLD, told AFP Landis used documents "illegally hacked from the authority's laboratory computer system" in his defense after he was stripped of his 2006 Tour de … [Read more...]

CAS Dismisses Schumacher’s Appeal

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World sport's top court CAS on Monday rejected an appeal by disgraced German cyclist Stefan Schumacher against a two-year ban for doping, related to offences at the 2008 Tour de France. Schumacher tested positive for the banned blood booster EPO CERA both at the Tour de France and Olympic Games in 2008. He was appealing against a ban handed down after offenses at the Tour de France. … [Read more...]

WADA Mourns Death of EPO Test Pioneer De Ceaurriz

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PARIS, Jan 5, 2010 (AFP) - World Anti-Doping Agency chiefs offered their condolences Tuesday following the death of Jacques de Ceaurriz, a leading light in the fight against doping in sport. The head of the Chatenay-Malabry laboratory near Paris, De Ceaurriz's death at the age of 60 on Tuesday was announced by France's national anti-doping agency, the AFLD. Among his numerous … [Read more...]

UCI In Fresh Spat With French Anti-Doping Agency

PARIS, Oct 30, 2009 (AFP) - The International Cycling Union (UCI) on Thursday reopened a war of words with the French anti-doping agency AFLD in blasting an AFLD report which suggested the Union had favored the Astana team in the Tour de France. The French earlier this month released a critical report suggesting the UCI gave an easy ride to the team of star riders Lance Armstrong and Alberto … [Read more...]

UCI In Fresh Spat With French Anti-Doping Agency

PARIS, Oct 30, 2009 (AFP) – The International Cycling Union (UCI) on Thursday reopened a war of words with the French anti-doping agency AFLD in blasting an AFLD report which suggested the Union had favored the Astana team in the Tour de France. The French earlier this month released a critical report suggesting the UCI gave an easy ride to the team of star riders Lance Armstrong and Alberto … [Read more...]