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.
While naturally extremely disappointed after presenting a compelling argument to retain a world-class and independent anti-doping organisation, the CADF congratulates the International Testing Agency (ITA) and wishes nothing but a successful future for the anti-doping programme. As such, we will work to ensure a smooth transfer of knowledge and services to the new ITA cycling unit, and we expect that all conditions will be met to guarantee this transition.
The CADF Board would like to thank CADF Director Olivier Banuls and his team of dedicated staff members for their years of excellent work in the fight against doping, their professionalism, and their commitment to the sport of cycling.
As per our contract with the UCI, the CADF will remain in charge of all cycling anti-doping matters during the 2020 calendar year. We will continue to work diligently for clean sport despite the many new challenges we expect to face in the coming year.