On 27 May, the Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF) held its Funding Committee meeting in the presence of representatives from the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and professional road cycling’s stakeholders – teams (AIGCP), riders (CPA) and organisers (AIOCC). On this occasion, it presented the effects of the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) on the anti-doping programme during March and April, and its plan to resume its activities with the return of cycling competitions for the 2020 season, as well as its 2019 business report.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on 11 March, the impact of the coronavirus on society and sport has been considerable.
Cycling is no exception, and this situation affects the activities of the entire cycling family worldwide.
With respect to anti-doping activities, the Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF), the independent organisation in charge of the anti-doping strategy for cycling, is taking the situation very seriously. Together with the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and the anti-doping community, the CADF is closely monitoring developments with the aim of continuing activities to protect clean cycling in the context of the coronavirus pandemic.
Faced with this unprecedented situation, the CADF is adapting its anti-doping testing process and programme to remain in line with governmental measures and the guidance received from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
In response to growing media interest surrounding rider Jakob Fuglsang, Alexey Lutsenko and Dr Michele Ferrari, the Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF), the independent body mandated by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) to define and carry out anti-doping in the sport of cycling, would like to clarify a number of points.
The Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF) continues to provide first-hand knowledge and expertise in global efforts for the protection of sport following the participation of Intelligence and Investigations Manager François Marclay as a panelist during the International Forum for Sports Integrity (IFSI) that took place at the Olympic House in Lausanne, Switzerland on 28 October 2019.
The Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF) is giving everyone an opportunity to report any doping-related suspicion about athletes, supporting staff or entourage. All e-mails will be treated confidentially. Thank you for your contribution to a clean sport of cycling.