What We Do



Created in 2008, the CADF is a non-profit foundation under Swiss law that has been fully independent from UCI since 2013.

Its role is to manage the anti-doping programme on behalf of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). The CADF’s activities are conducted in compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code and UCI Anti-Doping Rules.

The CADF’s responsibilities are to:

  • Define and implement the doping control strategy on behalf of UCI;
  • Conduct a comprehensive in- and out-of-competition testing program to detect prohibited substances and methods;
  • Investigate and intelligence-gathering; grouping information from law enforcement, anti-doping organisations and other sources to strengthen the Anti-Doping programme
  • Define and implement a storage & retesting strategy
  • Manage and constantly improve the Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) program;
  • Provide support to the UCI Legal Anti-Doping Services (LADS);
  • Provide administrative support to the UCI for the management of Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE);
  • Train CADF Doping Control Officers (DCO) ;
  • Train riders and teams in the use of the different existing online platforms (ADAMS, ADeL);
  • Play a consultative role with regard to research, education and prevention of doping.

If you want to know more about the CADF’s activities, please consult the following sections:


All of the CADF’s anti-doping testing activities and related operational work are managed through the Anti-Doping Administration & Management System (ADAMS) and therefore subject to constant review by WADA which has developed the system.