UCI informed of positive EPO test
Friday, November 20, 2020 at 6:42 PM
The international cycling union UCI has confirmed that it was informed in 2011 of a positive EPO test of a rider from the national selections of the KNWU. Where the Dutch cycling association could not find the file, the UCI confirms 24 hours after publication that it has been informed.
The KNWU already announced on its website this afternoon that it would explain this matter to the UCI.
“As the test was initiated and led by the Dutch authorities, the matter did not fall under the jurisdiction of the UCI. The UCI was therefore not responsible for the management of the results. Neither the UCI, nor the WADA have appealed this decision of the Dutch disciplinary commission to punish the rider in question for two years ”, the UCI says. Cycling Flash know.
Why the suspension of the Dutch rider is not included on the UCI list of ‘Consequences Imposed on License-Holders as Result of Anti-Doping Rule Violations as per the UCI Anti-Doping Rules’ raises the necessary questions.
According to the UCI, this “specifies the licensees who are currently ineligible due to an anti-doping rule violation, for which the UCI has the authority to manage the results. Sanctions imposed by other anti-doping organizations are not included in this list. ”
This means that riders caught by national doping authorities would not be listed here. This means that this list is far from complete and that cycling has more doping sinners than on this list. Cycling Flash has submitted some questions about this to the UCI, but has not yet received an answer.