Who We Are

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Created in 2008, the Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF) is a non-profit foundation under Swiss law that has been fully independent from UCI since 2013. Unique model for a sporting organization, the CADF’s role is to manage autonomously, as described hereunder, the anti-doping programme on behalf of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). The CADF’s activities are conducted in compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code and the UCI Anti-Doping Rules.

The CADF is entirely funded by cycling’s stakeholders including the teams, the UCI, organizers and the riders themselves.

The CADF’s responsibilities are to:

  • Define and implement the doping control strategy on behalf of UCI;
  • Conduct a comprehensive in- and out-of-competition testing program to detect prohibited substances and methods;
  • Investigate and intelligence-gathering; grouping information from law enforcement, anti-doping organisations and other sources to strengthen the Anti-Doping programme;
  • Define and implement a storage & retesting strategy;
  • Manage and constantly improve the Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) program;
  • Provide support to the UCI Legal Anti-Doping Services (LADS);
  • Provide administrative support to the UCI for the management of Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE);
  • Train the CADF Doping Control Officers (DCO) ;
  • Train riders and teams in the use of the different existing online platforms (ADAMS, ALPHA);
  • Play a consultative role with regard to research, education and prevention