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.
As part of Athlete Biological Passport (*) programme carried out by CADF, the rider Jaime Roson Garcia was found guilty of an anti-doping rule violation (Use of a prohibited substance) by the UCI Anti-Doping Tribunal based on abnormalities detected in his Biological Passport and imposed a 4-year period of ineligibility. The UCI announcement is available on the UCI website : https://www.uci.org/inside-uci/press-releases/uci-statement-on-jaime-roson-garcia (*) An Athlete Biological Passport is an individual, electronic record for each rider, in which the results of all doping tests collected in the framework of this programme over a period of time are collated.
Between 11th and 13th January 2019, the CADF organised its certification seminar for Doping Control Officers (DCOs) at the Centre of Research & Expertise in Anti-Doping Sciences (REDs) in the University of Lausanne. 54 DCOs, including 5 new members, coming from 27 different countries attended this very important seminar that takes place every 2 years.