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.
01 February 2020 The Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF) has taken note of the decision by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) to cease work with the CADF from 2021 onwards.
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.
In response to the recent statement from the UCI, the CADF invites the global cycling community to voice their opinion on the future of anti-doping in cycling. Click here to read an open letter from the CADF Board. FUTUR DE LA LUTTE CONTRE LE DOPAGE DANS LE CYCLISME En réponse à la récente déclaration de l’UCI, la CADF invite l’ensemble de la communauté cycliste à exprimer son opinion sur l’avenir de la lutte contre le dopage dans le cyclisme. Cliquez ici pour lire une lettre ouverte du Conseil de la CADF.
Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF) Director Francesca Rossi is leaving the foundation at the end of 2019 following nine years at the helm of the organisation. She is set to become Director of the Testing Department at the French Anti-Doping Agency (AFLD), with additional responsibility for international partnerships and science coordination. Since arriving at the CADF in 2010 from the International Association of Athletics Federations (now known as World Athletics), F. Rossi was responsible for setting up and managing the Foundation, which became a leading organisation in the fight against doping.
To Riders and Support Personnel The 2020 Prohibited List comes into effect on 1 January 2020. It is highly recommended that all Riders and Support Staff take the time to familiarize themselves with this important information. (Several languages below)
With more than 15’000 samples collected in 2018, CADF is still the organization which performed the largest Anti-Doping testing program in comparison with the other Sport Organizations, as reported in the latest World Anti-Doping Agency statistics. CADF management maintains an excellent collaboration with WADA and is involved in various experts’ groups (Intelligence, TDSSA….) and provides inputs whenever necessary. This is a recognition by the international anti-doping community of CADF’s commitment in the fight against doping.