Riders included in the UCI RTP are required to provide complete and accurate whereabouts information for each day of the quarter to enable any Anti-Doping Organisation (ADO) to locate the Rider for testing, including but not limited to the 60-minute time slot period. To assist in the provision of whereabouts information, WADA has developed ADAMS which is currently available in 17 languages.
More specifically, Riders must supply the UCI with a three-month schedule of their whereabouts information before the commencement of each quarterly period by filing their whereabouts on-line into ADAMS. The deadlines for the submission of this information are:
At a minimum, Riders must include the following information in their whereabouts submission:
When filing their information into ADAMS for the upcoming quarter, it is possible that Riders do not know their exact whereabouts for each day for the next three months. Nevertheless, they should be sure to meet the above mentioned and provide the required details for each day to the best of their ability and should then update their Whereabouts as soon as they become aware of a change.
The updates can be done online, via the ADAMS mobile phone App or via SMS. It shall not be a defence to an allegation of a Whereabouts Failure for late filing that the Rider was unaware of his upcoming schedule,
Non-compliance with whereabouts requirements could amount to a whereabouts failure, i.e. a Filing Failure or a Missed Test.
Filing Failure: A failure by the rider (or by a third party to whom the rider has delegated the task) to make an accurate and complete Whereabouts Filing that enables the rider to be located for testing at the times and locations set out in the Whereabouts Filing or to update that Whereabouts Filing where necessary to ensure that it remains accurate and complete, all in accordance with Article 5.3 of the UCI Testing and Investigation Regulations (UCI TIR).
Missed Test: A failure by the rider to be available for testing at the location and time specified in the 60-minute time slot identified in his/her Whereabouts Filing for the day in question, in accordance with Article 5.3.2 of the UCI TIR.
The combination of three whereabouts failures (Filing Failure and/or Missed Test) within a 12 month period constitutes an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) under the Anti-Doping Rules, for which the sanction is a ban between 12 to 24 months (first offence) or more (in a case of a second and subsequent ADRV).