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.
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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.
CADF collaborates with the UCI in the framework of the implementation of the tramadol ban Links to UCI Press Release
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.